Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It is the time


It is the time of looking back

It is the time of looking around
It is the time of looking forward

I look back at days spent
To decide if I spent wisely
The minutes, the hours, the days
The weeks, months, and the year

Did I squander more than I gained
Did I lose track of more than I managed
Were the days filled with memory moments
Or did they pass in a convoluted blur

Did I add to my worth
Or did I spend my value
For that which profits me little
And leaves nothing to show

I look around
I see those surrounding me
Did I do the right by them
Did I encourage or tear down

Do they know my love has grown
Or do they wonder if I care
Were they more or less important
Than the temporal that filled my days

I look toward the future
With the knowledge gained
By looking back and around
To determine how to better the morrows

We look resolutely
with our mind and hearts affixed
Determined to rise above
Determined to be more

We stand at this time
Looking back
Looking around
Looking forward


Ron Simpson, Jr.
December 31, 2008

1 comment:

Willow Tree said...

Exactly right my friend. Happy New Year!

Blessings, Carolynn