Katherine Kay Graven

Freshman - 786 Points (June 16,1963 / Kentucky)

Time Passes - Poem by Katherine Kay Graven

You watch your children
And before you know it
They are adults
With children of their own

And time passes

You watch your parents
And before you know it
They need you to guide them safely
Into their own immortality

And time passes

You look at yourself in the mirror
At the unfairness of ageing
You wonder why life seems so insensitive
Because all you see is your own extinction

And time Passes

Your priorities seems to change over night
Your eyes are not seeing so well
And your body tends to ache
You try to ignore the truth

And time passes

You think back into the past
wondering why things are not what they seem
For time has taken your chances
To become what could now never be

And time passes

For reasons for living
Leaves you even more confused
In the fear of loosing your youth
As your mind searches in past reflections

And time passes

Then you loose perspective
In what your perspective was
For temptations over-ride
Good intentions have been forgotten

And time passes

Your mind fights to not think about it
Your body can not ignore it
Time reels out of control
As the body’s soul begs time for second chances

And time passes

Looking around you only find
That time had not forgotten
To take away your youthfulness
And it smiles as it takes away your life…

And time passes… and passes…and passes

Written by Katherine Kay Graven
September nine two-thousand five

Topic(s) of this poem: aging

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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