For A While

Times are changing,
the earth keeps rotating,
seasons arrive and depart…
Change is always hard on my heart.

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No shadow now joined to my hip.
Gradual independence.
Children grow up and detach.
How can we know which kiss may be the last?

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Years unravelled from finite twine; 
at the end, the kites will fly.
If Father Time were to grant my wish,
which moments would I revisit?

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The sands keep slipping;
no way to flip it.
How should I spend this day?
What memories can I make
to leave my family as legacy
to have, to hold, to keep
as the distance continues to grow
and life leads us down different roads?

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Tomorrow is never promised,
another sunset never guaranteed.
Priorities must be organized
so nothing overshadows the people.

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This moment may be all we have,
so when I reach for your hand,
let me draw you nearer.
Come sit for a while and talk with me, dear. 

Poem and images ©LauraDenise

6 thoughts on “For A While

  1. Which moments, indeed. Time is fleeting, too many memories to choose, to carry…but that is the task. I’ve enjoyed your poem Laura, sharing your bench for this time & wish you a wonderful week ahead 😊🌹

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    1. I already mentioned how much I enjoyed your words (and altered image) in your “Stepping Back” post; of course I am enjoying your photography and designs, but I was looking around for more of your words too!… 👀 I think I’ve only just discovered you, so I’ll keep rummaging around your place. 🙂

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