Posts tagged ‘aging’

November 23, 2011


Layers of me peel
with each passing tear and year
always changing me

and reality
holds fast for just one season,
one life, or death, one

glimpse of clarity
before the moment lapses
revealing new truths

~ smj

“Yours and mine, left and right
there’s still two sides to everyone.
You and I get on with life
and pray we find a better one.
You change and then,

You change again.
Turning like the wheel inside your head.

Overdrive we’re going life or death… “

~ Overdrive, Foo Fighters

August 9, 2011

Along for the ride…

one more year passes
so swiftly by taking me
along for the ride

~ smj

“Look in the mirror and tell me
Just what you see
What have the years of your life
Taught you to be
Innocence dyin’ in so many ways
Things that you dream of are lost
Lost in the haze
Hold on, baby, hold on”
– Hold On, Kansas

January 12, 2011

I still see him

“Where is my little boy?”
“Where has he gone?”
I spoke loudly to no-one, 
looking past the stranger standing before me
who was wearing nothing
but a hooded towel
with dog ears.

“I’m right here, Mommy!”
he blurts out excitedly
unable to maintain stealth mode
or contain laughter
as he excitedly threw back his hood
and dog ears.

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March 23, 2010

old dogs learn

life teaches lessons

proving time and time again

old dogs learn new tricks



February 2, 2010


 I’m cold
so cold
and distant too
and old
as if on cue
I can’t
I won’t
I’ve learned from you



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