Winter of My Life

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Winter of My Life

Postby mugley » 05 Sep 12, 5:04 pm

Winter of My Life


You know. . . Time has a way of moving quickly
And catching you unaware of the passing years.

It seems just yesterday that I was young,
Just married and embarking on my new life with my mate.
And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago,
And I wonder where all the years went.
I know that I lived them all...

And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams...
But, here it is... The winter of my life and it catches me by surprise...



How did I get here so fast?
Where did the years go and where did my youth go?

I remember well...
Seeing older people through the years and thinking that those
Older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off
That I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like...

But, here it is...
My friends are retired and getting grey...
They move slower and I see an older person now.
Some are in better and some worse shape than me...
But, I see the great change...

Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant...
But, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those
Older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be.

Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day!
And taking a nap is not a treat anymore... it's mandatory!
'Cause if I don't on my own free will... I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared
For all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability
To go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!!

But, at least I know, that though the winter has come,
And I'm not sure how long it will last...
This I know, that when it's over... Its over...

Yes, I have regrets.
There are things I wish I hadn't done..
Things I should have done, but indeed,
There are many things I'm happy to have done.
It's all in a lifetime...

So, if you're not in your winter yet...
Let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think.
Whatever you would like to accomplish in your life, please do it quickly!
Don't put things off too long!!

Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today,
As you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not!

You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life...
So, live for today and say all the things you want your loved ones to remember...
And hope they appreciate and love you for all the things
You have done for them in all the years past!!

Life is a gift to you.

The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after.
Make it a fantastic one.


~ And, Remember ~

"It is health that is real wealth
And not pieces of gold or silver."


~Author, Unknown
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"I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn. "
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Re: Winter of My Life

Postby Don't Blink » 05 Sep 12, 9:00 pm

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Re: Winter of My Life

Postby cerina » 07 Sep 12, 2:51 pm

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Re: Winter of My Life

Postby Laurel » 11 May 13, 11:30 am

That was beautiful! You must be a sensitive man. I like that in a man :oops:
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Re: Winter of My Life

Postby ScornedVixen » 23 May 13, 4:26 pm

:hug: this is so beautiful, I try to live my life without regrets, by trying my best. However I've noticed regrets are all to frequently pop up - pay backs if you like, for being so damn "nice". Maybe if I had put my foot down earlier, maybe if I fought harder for what I believed was right, maybe if I had just been a bitch enough to say no. Ah well. Your gift to me is to post this, a stark reminder of hiw soon seasons seem to pass, the transition from one to another is a blur, if you don't pay attention you've stealthily snowballed from one to another.

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Re: Winter of My Life

Postby mugley » 23 May 13, 5:23 pm

ScornedVixen wrote: :hug: this is so beautiful, I try to live my life without regrets, by trying my best. However I've noticed regrets are all to frequently pop up - pay backs if you like, for being so damn "nice". Maybe if I had put my foot down earlier, maybe if I fought harder for what I believed was right, maybe if I had just been a bitch enough to say no. Ah well. Your gift to me is to post this, a stark reminder of hiw soon seasons seem to pass, the transition from one to another is a blur, if you don't pay attention you've stealthily snowballed from one to another.

I can relate to what you are saying,seems like the nicer you are too people the more they screw you over and welcome back :wave: :hug:
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Re: Winter of My Life

Postby free ride » 23 May 13, 7:52 pm

I know how you both feel. There are alot of regrets in my life but there are times when you just "fuck up"; nothing you can do about it, nothing you can change but...hanging on to the anger and not being willing to forgive will do nothing but eat you up in the process. You can forgive but you will never forget. It's kind of like words stay with us, they never go away. Sometimes you'd rather they just go ahead and hit you, than to hear what they say to you.
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Re: Winter of My Life

Postby ScornedVixen » 24 May 13, 4:18 pm

This is meaningful. As said in my other post, I have come to realise its not the daily grinding you down that exhausts you every which way, but things left unsaid at pivotal moments. I don't mean praises or accolades, but acknowledgement. It's a thankless task being a parent with no support from families and friends, children are too self centred - appropriate for their ages mind - to take to account all you do for them. When your other half gets praises for all the fund raising done, for chairing a charity, for working. When asked what I do, he gives a flippant 'housewife' retort, a contemptuous remark for my liking, but to him a fact. What he could have said instead "house wife, but believe you me she does a harder job than I", or "a house wife, however without her immense support and encouragement I'd never achieve all I had set out to".

I am digressing here! But the point is there. You do your all, get down to bare bones to nurture other people's dreams while your own are fading, the chances lost, put on hold gathering dust now so corroded its too fragile to see light of day. And they don't see that, they don't understand that, before long life passes by with every certificate to prove their worth but all I have is inner jealously and battered confidence.


Oh Mugley, what's to become of me ? :hug:

Not been here as for reasons so blindingly obvious, nurtured my other halfs dreams. While dealing with brats, washing up, home work lay de dah!

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