Where did it go?

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Where did it go?

I look at my life, as it gets near the end
And I suddenly wonder, where, my friend.
Where did it go?  Where did it go?

Always too slow, couldn't get there too soon,
I needed the earth and I wanted the moon.
Where did it go?  Where did it go?

One long progression, a race against time,
The ladder of life was there to be climbed.
Where did it go?  Where did it go?

Primary, big school, college, employment,
Marriage, then kids, not much time for enjoyment.
Where did it go?  Where did it go?

A distant objective, the time to retire,
A day-TV-diet, in front of the fire.
Where did it go?  Where did it go?

Not finished yet, it was where is my pension,
A few well-earned treats was the simple intention.
Where did it go?  Where did it go?

Everything now, in the mirror's rear-view,
The end of a cul-de-sac, nothing brand new.
Where did it go?  Where did it go?

This journey of life is a short one-way street,
Pause, look around, this is your driving seat.
Before it's all gone.  Before it's all gone.

30 Comments on “Where did it go?

  1. Cor blimey, yes! It’s just so easy to forget that life is finite. In a way, I’m hoping this cancer business will push us (as a family) to really grab at life a bit more exuberantly. Just do stuff. Don’t wait about. It’s a great poem. I think the refrain works really well.

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  2. Well written Hobbo and quite true! Life and its stages go by so quickly so we must endeavour to make the most of it!! 😁👏👍🤔

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