Tempus is fugiting
Don’t look back, but we just passed the half-way point of 2014….And it was just a few days ago that the days started getting shorter, admittedly at a lazy summer rate.
Does it seem to you we just got going
Yesterday it was still snowing
Now we’re battening down for fall
We wonder if indeed that’s all
We have to show for half a year
We want to look into a mirror
To see just what it is we’ve done
Did we just work, or have some fun?
Did we make enemies or friends?
Did we ignore or tie loose ends?
Or did we slumber through the seasons
Dreaming of the rhymes and reasons
That time speeds by in months not days?
Have we been living in a haze
Of chores and jobs and paying bills
And all that little stuff that fills
The days and nights, the months and weeks
The highs and lows, the slumps and peaks?
The Fourth might be a day to pause
To think of what’s to come because
If we’re half way to next year now
It might be good to think of how
We ought to spend the time we savor
To do ourselves a little favor
Forget regrets, exhale, get set
Next year may be the best one yet!
Press on, shape up, we’re half way there
We haven’t got an hour to spare!
But think again, the weekend’s long
To waste a weekend must be wrong
Long weekends are the time to ponder
To set imaginations free to wander
To think of flags, parades and speeches
Lazy naps and sandy beaches.
Rejoice and thank the founders of this nation
That mid-year brings this brief vacation
To exit from the daily grind
To stop the clock, to just unwind
Spend time with neighbors, friends and fam
Confess we just don’t give a damn.
~~ ~ ~ Happy half-life 2014! ~ ~ ~~