Monday, November 16, 2009

Time Keeps On Ticking Into The Future

Time Keeps On Ticking Into the Future

As I lay here listening… to the clock beside my bed

I am reminded of a song… and here is what it said

Time keeps on ticking…. into the future

We can stop a clock from ticking… but we never can stop time

We can act like we’re not aging …but our bodies still decline

We can wear the latest fashions…dye our hair…or buy new shoes

But the fact is… we ARE aging…and it’s something we don’t choose

Time keeps on ticking…into the future

We can push that small snooze button… and pretend we get more time

But that’s a mere illusion that we use to trick our mind

We can ignore our birthdays…simply say that they don’t come

But our birthday suit looks wrinkled…. and it’s just a rule of thumb

Time keeps on ticking… into the future

Do you ever see a picture of yourself from long ago?

And you wonder where that person went… and you'd really like to know?

I think about that all the time… when I stare into her face

That picture from her wedding day… where she’s all decked out in lace

Time keeps on ticking…into the future

I see the hope deep in her eyes…the look that held her dreams

And think of all she’s said and done…a life full of her schemes

The man that stands beside her… holding gently to his wife

Hardly knowing what his duties… would now be throughout his life

Time keeps on ticking…into the future

They barely thought of grandchildren on that busy wedding day

But there have been 14 of them… to love… and watch at play

Now some of them are driving and I know it won’t be long

Till THEY’RE walking down that aisle… listening to THEIR wedding song

Time keeps on ticking…into the future

Oh yes, where does the time go… how can all these things be?

It only seems like yesterday… he proposed on bended knee

Now… when he bends that knee… he finds it hard to rise

The handsome prince has turned to gray… but the love’s still in his eyes

Time keeps on ticking… into the future

So the time it keeps on ticking…until that fateful day

When time turns to eternity…and it’s just a breath away!

By~ Linda Hogeland ~ November 2009


Rebecca said...

I love this...

We BEST get on with living the BEST LIFE we can...when it's over it's over.

I love this again...thanks so much for sharing!


Kate said...

What great thoughts! Thanks Linda!

Deanna said...

Lovely Linda, hello from Kansas!
What a great post.
I remember being so much younger than I am I thought. I'm thankful my thoughts have matured, but truthfully...I miss my flexible body! Have to adjust and be thankful that God keeps showing me things,

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a lovely post. I often wish I could go back 20- so years knowing what I know now! Oh how I've changed!!! Love the two pictures!

Samantha said...

Such a beautiful poem dear Linda,
yes, I often wonder where that young girl went.
So lovely, thank you for sharing.

Kathy said...

What a beautiful poem! I can sure identify with everything that it says! My husband and I have been married for 38 years and it seems like just yesterday that we were newlyweds. Our bodies are reminding us daily that it was 38 years ago and not yesterday!!!

Karin said...

That's very well said!! Thanks for sharing! Oh, so true!

Veronica said...

Linda...your poem almost made me cry especially the part where you talked about the grandkids getting married. Gosh the time does fly doesn't it. I'm trying to enjoy every little moment!

croleyc69 said...

What a great post and it is sooo very true. Thanx for sharing.

September said...

oh Linda - Such precious words. I could just picture you laying there listening to the "silence," of the morning, and thinking on the years past, and present.
I LOVE your pictures. You are such a beautiful woman of God - Inside and out!
Thank you for always sharing such special insights.

Holly said...

Time goes by so fast! Before you know it 20 yrs pass by! I know it is so important to cherish every moment God gives us!

Kristin said...

Such a great poem, Linda! Time just flies by and I wonder where it goes. Why is it that the first 18 years of my life seemed to take forever, but the past 15 seemed like only 5?!! I think it does just keep getting better though! I still can't get over how you look like Lynnette's twin in that picture :)

3 Blessings said...

Beautiful poem. I couldn't agree more. I cannot believe how quickly my children are growing and changing and it seems that the clock is running faster. I try so many times to slow it and savor the moments. However, I also think of the beauty of the time when there is no clock or time...just eternity with our Lord. That will be the beauty to behold.
Blessings friend,

blushing rose said...

How simply beautiful Linda ...

TTFN ~Marydon

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

This is beautiful...but then again, I always love your poems. This one is especially good. I love it...bittersweet and true...we need to live in this moment and cherish it...for time is most certainly ticking into the very quickly.

Thanks for the reminder...

Love you...

Wife, mother...and now a grandma! said...

So beautifully said!!

Love you guys!!

Lynnette Kraft said...

Well my sweet momma - you are STILL beautiful, inside and out.

I love you and love your poetry. Isn't it neat how God gave you a gift in expressing your heart through rhyme. I did NOT get that gift. ha!

Your daughter,

Linda said...

Thanks everybody! I love my bloggy friends <3

Pam said...

Beautiful perspective.

Jeanie said...

A beautiful way to express the realities that face us all.

Anonymous said...

Thought you should hear from a guy also. I found you on the web as I was looking for the lyrics to the song. I read your poem aloud to my wife and there were smiles and head nodding. And though the body continues to decay, the spirit can continue on and grow and continue to be young, especially to those who know the Lord and will live with Him forever. Thanks for your poem and the enlightenment it brought.

Dave from Evergreen Park, IL