Where did the time go
Just last night we were young and free
But right now it feels so long ago
Life sweeps by like the view from a speeding car
Some indelible – light up our memories like a glow
Others vague – flicker for a second once in a while
The rest – painful arrows, returned to the wind with a bow.
This time that we bear
Sometimes through dark tunnels
Laden like the humid summer air
Then released into wide open meadows
Free like the wind in our hair
Precious but often wasted
Fleeting yet with lots to spare.
But go time must
And we too with it
Eyes open to see it’s harvest
And closed to savour the moments
Hearts stretched for battles at their fiercest
Yet never left without a song
For somehow at all times we are still blessed.
-Nancy Eluigwe 2018