Time passes us by without even a pause to see

catching up always with you and with me

where children were once helpless and small

with each passing minute they grow stronger and tall

Time marches on with each dawn of the day

no words can stop it nothing we say

though we wish them to stay young they continue to grow

and soon will be adults before we know

Each year a new grade each year a new birthday to come

wanting to hold on to the past far too long for some

but time advances on and they grow so fast it seems

living out their hopes and dreams

Time engulfs us all our children is where we see it more

taking childhood away showing us what’s in store

each new grade they become more grown up slowly slipping away

but in our hearts they will always stay

Deborah Horton Writing

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Winslow
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 06:24:05

    At this time of year, especially, this mood is so vivid – as they head off to wherever they’re headed for the fall! Lovely, m’dear. I wrote “Still One Heart” last year on this theme: http://winsloweliot.com/2009/12/remembering/ . Thought you might enjoy that one too as we try to find ways of living and loving without our children around day to day.


    • Deborah Horton
      Aug 11, 2010 @ 06:42:12

      Thank you so much for stopping by my friend 🙂 And for sharing that lovely piece ♥ My youngest starts high school in a few weeks and the oldest will go away to college in January. It’s hard to see them grow and fly away…


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