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I’m doomed, alas!

It cannot be.

6 1/2 weeks felt like 3.

And as I sit

At 12.15

I ponder all these days have seen,

The plans I had

That went astray

As I relaxed, relearned to play.

I did not paint the garden fence,

Nor tidied wardrobes as I should,

I really wasn’t very good

At doing all I said I might

Or sticking to a plan at all

But what a blast! I had a ball.

And so, although

This night right here

Ends liberty of carefree cheer,

Off to school,

To class I stride

Knowing well, deep down inside,

That, even though I love to teach,

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More holidays will soon be cast.

I love my job!

Snap!

Twenty-six years is a snap.

Half of my life is a snap.

Snap! Snap! Say it quickly.

Years flash by just like that.

 

Now, half of my life I’ve been married,

The other half, where did it go?

I remember it all like yesterday.

Yet, it’s half my lifetime ago.

 

The last twenty-six is a blur,

Made of loving and children and hope,

But, it’s flown by so quickly without me.

It’s recorded mostly in note.

 

More than half of my life is gone

In a snap, two times twenty-six years.

If the rest is as speedy as that was

I’ll be reflecting only with tears

 

For all of the times that I wasted

All the occasions I lost in despair.

For my failures, regrets and confusions.

All the times when I was not fully there.

 

The rest of my life is before me,

All of those days lie ahead.

If God grants me more time to live them,

I’ll count the minutes and hours instead.