Life is the privilege of new discoveries each day about who I am. I've constantly evolved into more roles as my life continues towards its inevitable end. Many admirable hats have been worn throughout my existence, and some have come to an end. I've been a daughter, a sister, a friend, a wife, a mother, an aunt, a sister-in-law, a daughter-in-law, a paid worker in the capitalistic system in our world, a business person, and a volunteer for many worthy causes over the years. The current role of writer and author is hopefully not the last step my journey that began as a blank slate. I'm currently residing in the middle of the United States, literally.
The onset of screams start the clock; the day begins.
Teachers prepare, school bells ring.
First crushes smile and give first kisses.
No longer a teenager.
First drinks flow legally.
Thoughts of settling down.
Decisions to start new clocks.
Realizations that life is half over.
Efforts for a secure retirement continues.
Probably watching your loves leave the nest.
Bones start to creak, hair turning grey.
The drudgery of the daily grind coming to an end.
Enjoying quality time with the fruits of your labor.
Leaving the progeny and/or friends with wisdom.
The last breath escaping signals death, stopping the clock.
the key holding
back the secrets of
the universal truths.
Some wisdom will be revealed, some you will learn without my help,
some must remain hidden forever.
I alone know what’s best for your future.
It was officially announced today that my pieces were accepted for the theme – Emergence. I am so grateful to Freya Pickard for including my work. You’ll see them posted on Pure Haiku during March and April.