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As Time Goes By
by Donelle M. Knudsen
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
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Terrible Twos, no memories for me,
Happy Days from four to ten,
But with the family Split
Childhood innocence vanished
Never to return.

Torn from my best friend,
Dad lived only blocks away,
For me it seemed a 
Hundred miles.
Might as well have been.

No one to tuck me in, laugh with
Or play catch at a moment's notice.
Lonely years,
Confusing times,
Now grist for stories and poems.

Teen years ranked a solid Eight
On scale of One to Ten.
Made my mark in school,
Good friends, great times,
Memories alive still.

Twenty to Twenty Nine
Straight stretch, few potholes.
Marriage, motherhood
Defined who I was,
What I wanted.

Thirties and forties
Full of ups and downs.
Health, loved ones,
All that meant the most,
wrenched away.

Fifties: good years, all in all,
Learning to bow to life's
Surprises, tragedies,
Embracing every blessing
That comes my way.

Now comes a shift in roles,
to care for a parent, love my grandchildren,
Acceptance, contentment, surely.
Wisdom? Hopefully,
Jury's still out, time will tell.



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Reviewed by L Hippler 6/10/2009
Very nice life summary, Donelle. You make it look simple. But thatís not an easy thing to do.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 6/10/2009
Excellent poem,very well written take care

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/9/2009
I love the way you look at life, Donelle. Thanks for sharing. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/9/2009
Inner strength and wisdom to recognize we are not perfect, but we sure do try our best. Godspeed...

Be always safe,

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