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Did you see it pass you by?

Updated on June 15, 2012

No matter how much we wish

Time woludn't allow such a thing,

Our life will pass us by.

It doesn't wait at the curb

And it doesn't hold up a sign.

It just keeps moving along,

And it eventually plays tricks

With our mind,

Especially when we find

We're in a bind.

No matter what we do,

Time takes us along a journey

Filled with hits and misses,

And for the majority of us,

It's mostly misses with a few kisses

Scattered in there.

We don't get to cheat time,

Because time always wins in the end.

And we don't get to steal time,

Because time puts everything back

Right where we left it,

Onnce we pass away.

It kinds of neat when you think about it.

Time gets us more than we get time.

So no matter what you do,

Grab hold of the time you have,

And cherish it.

Don't ever neglect it,

Or else you'll get dusty.

Don't ever wish it away,

Or else you'll be sorry.

Embrace it now,

While you still can

Because one day,

You will not have the strength

Or the will

Or the energy

That you take for granted today

Because time will wash those things away.

So cherish what you've got

Even if its not a lot.

For the little that you have,

May be far more

Than what your neighbor

Will ever see in their lifetime.

Love those around you

As if today was the last day

You will ever see them,

And forgive those you hate

For your own sake

Otherwise you'll end up

Like a broken China doll,

Torn apart into a million pieces.

We all have regrets,

Some greater than others,

But the greatest regret of all

Is to be buried alive in stuff from the past.

So just throw your worries in the trash

And forget about it.

We must learn to forgive

Those who hurt us,

So that we can move forward with love,

We must learn to reach out

To those we take for granted

Because they may need us

More than we'll ever know.

There is no tomorrow we can't face

As long as we have faith.

And there is no trial we can't bear,

As long as we hold on tight

To what is right.

If you're not careful,

Time will pass you by,

But it doesn't have to be that way.

You can declare a new start

Right this very minute.

You can let go of yesterday

As if today was the first day

Of the rest of your life.

You can make a new friend

That loves the things you love

And hates the things you hate.

Wouldn't that be great?

You can build new dreams

That take you to new places

And a chance to meet new faces.

Life doesn't have to pass you by

Unannounced and uninvited.

If you determine that you are going

To keep growing,

Keep learning,

Keep loving,

And keep trying no matter what. Amen.


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    • MissMelissaK profile image

      MissMelissaK 5 years ago from Stuart, Florida

      Thank you very much. I've learned a lot in the first half of my life but I hope to learn even more in my second half. ;)

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Amen Amen indeed. What a beautiful and heart felt poem. Hopeful, inspiring and full of wisdom.