As Years Go By

Where did that baby go
With skin so soft
And eyes aglow

With precious smiles
And coo's so sweet
Sloppy kisses on your cheek

Where did that toddler go
Running so fast
Just to trip and fall

Now getting bigger
And growing so fast
That chatters continuous
Why won't this time last

Where did that young child go
That thinks their all grown
Getting so big now

With eyes of wonderment
And question galore
Can I, why can't I,
Please mommy, I'm all grown

Where did that Teenager go
That knew all the answers
And is much bolder now

No kisses, no hugs
Because that's not cool
Someone might see them
And think their a fool

Where did all those years go
When we were young and so old now
Our skin is all wrinkled

Our eyes do not shine
We walk so much slower
And hurt all the time

Our hair has turned silver
Our face lost it's glow
Our bodies are failing
As we go with the flow

Our minds are all slipping
How forgetful we get
No names we remember
On who people are

We see a baby, toddler, or teen
And memories come back
And we think "that was me"

Where are those years
Why didn't they last
For they are all gone now
I'm old way to fast

So we look to our children
Our grandkids and all
To bring back the youth
That we had once before

Cherish each moment
Don't grow up so fast
Treasure each second
For it won't last

Judy N. Marquart
© August 28, 2003


If you wish to use this poem you
must get permission from Judy

This poem was written with inspiration
from my sister Sherry yesterday in
a mail she sent me and told me Jerry's
shoulder was sore and is dedicated to them.

I love you both very much!

Psalm 77: 5
I have considered the days of old, the years
of ancient times.


Artist: Unknown
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Song: "Yesterday" ©Richard Clayderman


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