Fleeting Wings of Time

On the fleeting wings of time,
Life goes its merry way;
And each of us should live as though
This was our very last day

Due to human failures,
We don’t always know what our mission will be,
It’s not as though we were blind;
We look but cannot see.

If there was no tomorrow,
What would we do with our life?
Would we live in happiness?
Or would we live in strife?

When we reach retirement,
We say, “We’re through and done!”
If we only knew the truth,
A new life has just begun.

Friendships mean a lot right then,
When our life we start anew.
We live each day for someone else;
As though we each one knew:

Our lives are sometimes short;
And time goes by so fast,
That love and friendship
Are the only things that last.

Our lives sometimes become so full
That those we have touched and passed,
Seem to think we have forgotten,
But our memories linger and last.

If ever you get lonely,
Call them to you once more.
Memories will come to you;
They may even knock on your door!

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About Jan P

I was born and raised and still live in the great state of Oklahoma in the U.S.A. I live in Oklahoma City and have lived her for over 40 years. Came from a small town in eastern Oklahoma. I was raised on a farm as my daddy was a sharecropper. I worked for the Department of Defense for over 30 years. I am now retired and trying to catch up on all the things I didn't get to do when I worked. I have written poetry for many years, but only recently started writing more since I have found a place where others can enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.

5 thoughts on “Fleeting Wings of Time

  1. Kamlesh Acharya

    Uplifting piece of work that sheds some beautiful ideas around mankind and life – ‘We look but cannot see’. Beautiful.

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  2. Jan P Post author

    Thank you so much for the kind comments. It is sometimes hard to know if people like what you write or enjoy it so its good to hear someone appreciates your work. Thanks again.

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