The time has arrived – Poem


The time has arrived

You hit the age I heard the voice say
When people you know, friends and family
Coworkers, acquaintances reach the point
When life’s frailty becomes blatantly obvious
Hair loss happens way to fast
As chemicals course through veins
Waging war against life consuming invaders
When heart’s life streams clog with years of use
Lung capacities reduce
Vision fades
Dark to gray
I knew I’d hit this age one day
I heard that same voice say
It was only a matter of time
When loved ones turn to ash
Living on in hearts and minds
Phone calls come
Expressions of bones that have given home
To an uninvited threat
No further news yet
But holding on with hope
I knew this time would come
I heard that same voice say
Then closed my mouth
And the voice went away

Stephen Kellogg – 2013

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About Stephen Kellogg

Poetry, Ponderings, Prose, Photos & Pounding out the Pathways All at my blog... I hope you'll take a few minutes to wander around the site. Not all of what you read there will be happy or sad etc. but I trust my writings, photos etc will encourage, touch, inspire or just make you think…. I really appreciate feedback!! Thanks and enjoy Peace! Stephen Kellogg All of my writings, pictures etc are original works, unless otherwise noted, and should be considered copyrighted.
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12 Responses to The time has arrived – Poem

  1. I love how you ended this!

  2. oneofaclass says:

    The perfect closing lines!

  3. Hi Stephen,
    ‘It was only a matter of time
    When loved ones turn to ash
    Living on in hearts and minds.’

    Oh so true and as always wrapped in other satisfying lines

    Regards Talia

  4. Alice Keys says:

    Beautiful post. I really like the ending. Good to hear from you;.

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