Time is on my side now...

No more alarm clocks to startle me awake
To hustle through the morning
Checking the calendar for the date

No more time clocks to punch
That claim I was 5 minutes late
Or lunch I packed, now gone to waste

I did my time of 5 minute military showers
Dealt with being screamed at by commanders
Sometimes in the heat .. for hours

Frantic runs from one class room to the next
College years for me in late
Were surely a time mess, but I met the gate

Three babes at home
Their father out to sea
Navy wife, mother, student I wanted to be

My dream came true of college goals
With the cost of marriage ending in whoah
So smarter I became, my children needed me more

With baby steps, I took hold of my life
Babes still cried with colic plight
I paced the floors alone many a night

I sang them tunes from my childhood years
To calm their fussy and aching souls
They cradled my voice within their ears

They are older now and so am I
My babes are parents, with calenders
Alarm clocks, time clocks, and swollen eyes

I answer no more in my retirement years
To quick showers, rushed meals, and
Where to be next in a few moments from now

So why you ask me.. am I not awake when you call?
At 7 am…. this morn?
Because.. TIME is on my side now
I have done all the punctuations in time required
Of a mother, wife, and employee
I am off to watch the sunset and sunrise at SEA♥

Hope I get to see you beside me!

Time is on my side now...

linmarie

Joined May 2009

Artist's Description

rantings of a middle aged, empty nest lady. who’s children are grown, and reflecting about time.. literately about time management.. not needed anymore.. its the golden years for me now.. written on 08/08/2012

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