Another Gone

Oh the innocence of youth with health and vitality
So many things we take for granted as we grow
We eat, sleep, go about our days without a care
Most oblivious to a parents worry, this I know.

I was reminded of things the young take for granted
With the passing of a dear friend just this week
His fight with diabetes, heart, effects of his age
Made me think yet again of what it is that we seek.

Each of us wants to find that which makes happy
No one can know all the thoughts of our heart
But there are those that can make such a connection
Seems they could finish our sentence, before we start.

As we grow older, which doesn’t mean that we grow up
We realize our priority in life often changes too
May be always find reasons to want to continue to live
And may we find that soul that will share as we do.


About graypoet

Just one that at times puts the words to the page and lets them fall as they might.
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5 Responses to Another Gone

  1. valarie russell says:

    This is so beautiful and true.your a remarkable poet my friend.

  2. Lesley says:

    Beautiful poem.. Im sorry to hear about your friend…
    tight hugs! xo

  3. Phyllis Sears says:

    Another great poem that makes you stop and think. Always look forward to what you will write next.Yes, Valarie I agree he is certainly a remarkable poet

  4. pivoine68 says:

    I’ve just been realizing lately that getting older does not mean growing up…I always thought I would feel differently by now! Lovely poem!

    • graypoet says:

      We can grow older, even get better, but we don’t have to grow old. Growing up, well that is a hope, but not a requirement. Glad you enjoyed the post.

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