This week I added two tots and an extra day to the childcare routine.
...as I repeat the weathered words-
Where did this last year go?!!
A year ago one of these tots was born,
she is one! and mom is back to work!
The wings that bear away the day
Flash silver in the sun
We from our heaps of frazzled fray
And battles to be won
Behold the Bird the draws the dawn
From some far-phantom nest
Ere dusk across the air is drawn
And feathers fold in rest
Where soon the fledgling, wild with youth
Will join the gaping clan
That wonders at the ageless truth
Of fleeting days of man
As Time’s momentous bird of prey
Startles us with its wings
And keens us to the changeless way
Of ever-changing things
We, tethered to Time’s old surprise
Then join the awe-struck throng
Aboard the barge of 'how time flies’
That draws life’s charge along
And teaches us to treasure more
The moments as they come
Because Time flies toward a door
Not one will return from
© Janet Martin
You, indeed, have made my days as handbreadths,
and my lifetime as nothing before You.
Truly each man at his best exists as but a breath.