Years gone by

When we are children, we have no idea what direction our life will take and we just live in the moment.  Life is an adventure and there is so much to see and something new to experience every day.

When we grow up and become adults, some of us have a clear picture of what career we will pursue while others have absolutely no idea, but that’s life …


Years gone by

In this crazy mixed up world of ours
Where time is moving fast
We seldom stop to take the time
To think about our past

We all had expectations
Our dreams were far and wide
And nothing was impossible
For youth was on our side

The world it was our oyster
Horizons to explore
Our journey was just starting
With opportunities galore

To find what we were good at
That was the golden rule
A career that would define us
From what we’d learnt at school

Some of us would settle
For work that was mundane
Others craved excitement
To stop from going insane

All of us had choices
Of which path we should take
Some of them were good ones
And some a big mistake

We gathered friends around us
At home and far away
Friends who we would love and trust
Forever and a day

And as the years unfolded
The wiser we became
We found the strength to stand alone
We learnt to play the game

Lovers they would come and go
Hearts they would be broken
Everlasting memories
Some words were left unspoken

Some of us would marry
And children would be born
While others would stay single
No wedding ring was worn

Happiness and heartache
Both go hand in hand
One without the other
Is like the sea without the sand

We all should take a moment
And picture in our mind
Of what we have accomplished
Like a movie in rewind

For me, I’m looking forward to
Whatever comes what may
Wherever life will take me
I’ll remember every day!




Copyright : Jennifer Bates 2016