Thursday, May 31, 2012

In Those Moments



In those moments
When I’m tempted
To reach far into the past
And retrieve
A fancied fortune
From its archives, iron-cast
In those moments,
Though I’m tempted
I embrace the melody
Of the sweet
And fleeting present
Flowing into memory
...and though I’m tempted
In those moments
I release its aching grasp
Lest I miss
The precious present
Because I was looking back


Janet~

Today, as I was waiting in a check-out line we o-o-o-h-ed and a-a-a-h-ed over a new-born baby, and for a brief moment I was drenched in longing as I watched the ecstatic first-time mother….next week it will be twenty years since I was a first-time Mother; a mere flash, really. That is why I determine to live in the now!

2 comments:

  1. Lest I miss
    The precious present
    Because I was looking back


    Beautiful words, Janet.

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  2. Thank-you Sasha, I was feeling sentimental last night. Time...a trickling torrent!

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