We are almost at the end of this year
and one year closer to death I fear
of which we are reminded in so many ways
how immortal we are not here to stay
as life can be so fickle and short
no control of the length I have to report
that being healthy does not guarantee
of any form of sickness you will be free
or that at the very end
the Grim Reaper will not be your friend
alas with the passing of time
the body grows old and does decline
and things that were so easy to do
are much more difficult like tying a shoe
or walking the dog or working in the yard
all of these become very hard
as the body grows feeble and the muscles decline
you know you are getting close to the time
when you take that last breath of air
and the Doctor declares you are no longer here
put in a box and into the ground
and life’s full circle has come around.
Looking back over the year
with all of the things that I have seen
in my little world which is very singular to me.
It started great with a birthday cake
and friends who would not let me forget
that I am now eighty.
The summer with it’s one hundred degrees
were not very frequent this time around
and it rained… a lot.
Everything grew tall and even taller
it’s hard to see the ponds amid the plants
through the very lush greenery.
Friends died and new ones were born
such is the nature of life
we live and we are gone.
The country went mad at election time
choosing a man whose main goal in life,
One of my long time and faithful doggy friends
died in my arms
and I was sad.
Another walked into my life
helping to fill the void
and I am glad.
I walked a lot and took many pictures
of this beautiful world here in Texas
and posted them for all to see.
The year is coming to a close
when you read this
there are just three more days.
Welcome to 2017.