Time

She never thought she’d grow so old

to feel her body ache

but time made haste

as time soon does

April became a memory

She used to be so full of life

she danced and sang and laughed and loved

wrote beautiful stories and beautiful songs

of dancing and singing and laughing and loving

Greatness she fancied would be her design

but greatness forgot and left her behind

promises made were never fulfilled

disappointments abundant,

lost lives

lost loves

When December came around

she forgot the words to all her songs

she forgot how to dance and laugh and love

time had betrayed her—

Cause time lacks regard

One day she wearied and closed her eyes

catching a glimpse of yesterday

and the blink of time’s cruel eye

time slipped in and stole her away

©Shelli Carlisle 2011

 

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