crucial some would say
the space between then and now
fluctuates between right
and wrong, expected
looking back – foolish,
forward eventually becomes – available.
we possess forward.

when shared,
is it ever really your own?


12 thoughts on “Time

  1. I’ve always enjoyed sitting back and thinking about then and now, all the different paths that were available then (right and wrong) and a little excited about all those unknown ahead as I sit in the now. When you’ve lived a life knowing you’ve done your best ~ something like what you wrote above is the result. All the time, then and now, revolves around those you’ve touched and those who have touched you. I’m enjoying this Saturday morning, grateful to all those πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚

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  2. Thought-provoking poem, Audrey. Time takes on a whole new meaning when the kids leave the nest. We survived the past year when our youngest left, but not without tears. Of course, we visit them and they visit us, and talk and text, so those visits and means of communication help fill the silence in the home and the heaviness in the heart. I wish you all the best, and it is a wonderful feeling to see “them” fly and succeed on their own. πŸ’ž

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    • As I finish out my final summer with children in the house, I can’t help but think about time and those we give ours to, Dan. Empty nesting feels increasingly strange, yet it looms over me. I’m proud of the children I raised and it is time to watch them become everything they’ve dreamt of. For me it is time to consider how I spend my time. Thank you for reading.

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