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Where Did the Time Go?

Updated on May 22, 2022
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Artist, actor, poet, teacher, songwriter & actor with 4,000 poems & almost 1,000 songs written, performed recorded & published on line.

Each year we are given is so damned precious and we never realize it until our years left have grown short

Where did the time go
like a mime making many faces
while silently slipping past me,
it's a crime all those places
I can never go back to
So sublime were
those first years
full of love, joy and tears
silly fears for our sweet dear,
he survived.... he's still here.
15 now and a young teen
pretty soon he'll be heading
off to college for knowledge
4 years almost unseen.
Now that little red wagon
gathers dust, axles dragging
"Town and Country," all fading
many years it's been waiting
for him to take a ride.
That old chair's
so much smaller
then my son whose grown taller,
it still sits on the deck
faded gray and bug specked
where he laughed and presided,
making us so delighted
on an Spring day when he
was our sweet baby boy.
Three of four dogs
he played with
lie now under the willow
Mother earth is their pillow
dear Old Kibbles And Bits
and just recently Nickel
sleep on long past his growing
in eternities grip
where did all that time slip?
Who decided that we
only get such short time
to frolic with our kids
all the fun that we had
is now "Babyish Dad!!"
Only photos and memories
will be left to remind us
of what we left behind us
when he's moving away
on some far too soon day.
But I reckon that wagon
once again will be sagging
with the weight of grandchildren
he will someday bring to us.
That old chair will hold giggles
and oh, so cute wiggles
of a baby that my son
will also watch rise
till it's time for goodbyes.
There'll be new puppies playing
by each grandchild who's staying
for a few days with us
while his mom and dad take
a new parent break.
So carry on time,
you might take what I treasure
and there's no way to measure
the depth of such loss.
But time is a circle
its hands keep on turning
and I know as I'm yearning
that they'll come back around.
Bringing my son back to me
with his own children truly
a return that is due me
in a loving investment
rife with great sacrifice,
making life doubly nice.

© 2010 Matthew Frederick Blowers III


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