Many Happy Returns

April 4, 2012
By ReneeB SILVER, Milford, Michigan
ReneeB SILVER, Milford, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do."
~Sarah Ban Breathnach


The Years have abandoned their playful game with Time
And now collaborate – and march in time, evenly,
Steadily, determinedly. I sit back
And watch them pass, marveling at their order,
Remembering how I’d watch them play –
Sometimes racing and jumping in white blurs,
Othertimes lazing around in the sun of Eternity.
But now they’ve grown, as I have –
Those days of carefree play seem eons ago
rather than years. My eyes linger
On Time’s stately form, as I watch –unseen – as
He and his old friend pass me and march over the hill.
Oh the memories! Oh the lessons!
Another year of Life passed –
Another come for me to claim.

The author's comments:
I wrote this on my birthday this past year. I remembered how when I was little, the days never seemed to have a consistent length - some days were long and endless, others were far too short. Now that I'm older, however, Time seems to pass me by evenly, and I appreciate that certainty.

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