Saturday, 2 August 2014

Time, a Run-Around Life


I love nature, and as a child never understood one of my mother’s favourite sayings about people unable to see the wood for the trees.

It took a while, but I finally grew up and found out…the hard way.

TIME, A RUN-AROUND LIFE

Once
we played chase games   
in a dead-end street,
happy enough, but wishing
kid’s stuff over, time for a go
at living for real

Once
we chased each other
for career success,
happy enough, but wishing
we had more time to make a go
at living for real

Once
we played a chase game
with someone else,
happy enough, but sensing
we were somehow falling short
of living for real

Once
we chanced to meet up  
in a busy street,
happy enough, but sensing
others were making a better go
of living for real

Time
to take stock of dead-ends,
let imagination
run free, take a chance
on each other, start having a go
at living for real

Copyright R. N. Taber 2014

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