Falling Apart

My eye sight is fading

My hearing not the best

My skin is dry and spotted

With marks I haven’t seen yet

My hair is now grey

My face has wrinkles

My energy is out the window

With no indication it will ever return

…it seems just yesterday

I was in my youth

Dancing and laughing

And surrounded by friends and family

With age comes changes

Both good and bad

All I can do is

Muddle through the best I can

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – youth

Gma

She was always on the go
From here to there
With a plan on her mind
She had a certain kind of moxie
That let her tackle any problem
Then disease came and robbed her body
And slowly claimed her mind
I will always remember the woman she was
And not the shell of frailty she became
She will always be special to me

The Aftermath

the ice cream is melted and dripping

what is left of the cake is smashed

wrapping paper torn to shreds

the scene almost looks eerie

there are no people around

only empty memories left behind

another year spent frivolously

no hopes to hang dreams on

just another year stretched out before you

on the uncaring road of life