Friday, September 7, 2012

Time Time Time

When I was a kid time passed slowly.  Time was measured by birthdays and school years.  One day I was six then seven then eight and so forth.  It was a long time between birthdays. 

As I grew up time began to pass more quickly.  I began measuring time by weeks and months. My work calendar began marking the passing of time.  Monthly bills marked the passing of time. 

Now, time is passing so swiftly it is measured by the seasons.  How quickly I move from spring to winter.  I hardly remember summer or fall.    What, is it Christmas time again?  Wasn’t that just the other day?  I don’t have room for any more turkey.  I just ate my fill yesterday!

Ain't the snow fallin' just a bit deeper these days  
Aren't they building the stairs a bit steeper these days 
And the town's really changin' in so many ways 
time time time

The young folks they're growin' exceptionally tall  
And the newspaper print it's becomin' quite small  
And folks speak so softly you can hardly hear at all 
time time time

The jokes don't seem as witty as the old jokes once were  
And the girls are half as pretty as I remember her  
And today you know in the park a young man called me sir 
time time time

Yeah I'm not quite as anxious for fame or success  
And my eye finds the girl in the plain quiet dress 
And I cling a bit longer to each warm caress 
time time time

So I breathe a bit heavy when I climb a hill  
What of it my life now is really much more fulfilled 
But they're tearin' down the building that I watched them build  
Time time time time time time


Darcy Winters said...

This is so true! The only moment that I remember time going slowly was the week my Dad passed away in March. Now, it's almost been six months and I can't figure out where the time went!

Linda Myers said...

Shel really knew how to put it into words, didn't he?

oklhdan said...

I remember feeling the same way wheny mother died! So sorry for your loss !

oklhdan said...

I love Shel!