Monday, August 5, 2013

Summer's End

Just a little longer?
Summer's end
both welcome
and too soon

Carefree days, used up
become days, of
schedule keeping,

The house-o-boys
will be quiet
once more
but I'll miss
the chaos

I do know it's time, since
Columbine have graciously
given way
to marigolds, already dressed
for autumn
while the sunflowers, so tall
are losing their seeds
to birds, preparing

I'm not prepared
for this transition
Not yet

Time tick-tocks
Flying by, while I,
paralyzed with
inevitable changes,

The end of childhood,
a treasured friend,
off into the world
daily friendship,
exchanged, for
electronic communication

Stop the world
Just for a little bit
Give them, give me
Just a little longer

I'm not ready, for
time's relentlessly rapid
lay the hour glass,
on its side
stop the hours
keep them young

Just a little longer


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And unfortunately, the older you get, the faster it flies by.

klahanie said...

And those moments so fleeting. Captured in time, in your heart.


Unknown said...

That was beautiful, Tina! Such power expression behind your lovely words,
"lay the hour glass,
on its side,
stop the hours
keep them young"

That's exactly how I feel when I look at my little girls growing before my eyes...


Jeremy [Retro] said...

time needs to stop... i need to stop... so i stop.

Brian Miller said...

school starts back tomorrow for me....i am looking forward to it though...its been great being home with the boys but i need the change of pace as much as they do...

JoJo said...

That was beautiful. Although I'll be glad to see the heat and humidity give way to fall.

Gina Gao said...

This was really amazing! Sometimes even I am surprised how fast time goes by.

Lucy said...

Oh, Wow, I really loved this :)

Lucy from Lucy's Reality

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Tina,

Lovely poem... Yup ... Time DOES FLY and as Alex says the older you get the faster it goes. So my 24 hours feels like ten... not good. LOL.

Jo said...

None of us ever are and Alex is so right the older you get the quicker it passes by.

Mary said...

The unknown is scary, we will get through this together, the hour glass won't stop, or even slow for just a moment, but that's life. We've done everything in our power to prepare for tomorrow and if I am to be grateful for only one thing in this moment it's that you are there with me...SMK

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful:) I'd prefer time to stand still every now and then...:)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tina .. couldn't agree more - if only the hour glass would lie on its side everyday for a few hours ..

It'd make life definitely easier ..

Still - I guess somehow we have to remember to appreciate each and every minute ..

Cheers for this summer's end .. Hilary

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Your imagery is both beautiful and thought provoking. Yes Summer is ending but we must remember all the fun.

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

I'm not ready either, not even a little bit!

jenn said...

i've a few words for you: football season; unbearable heat and humidity. bring on september!