It Didn’t Ask Me

goodbye

How dare time not stop for a moment!

It didn’t ask me

if it could continue

to tick like it had somewhere to go

It didn’t ask me

if I wanted

just one more moment to smile at him

It didn’t ask me

if I needed

one more minute to give my last advice

It didn’t ask me

if I yearned

for just one more hug

from the baby I could still see in his eyes

It didn’t ask me

if I longed

to relive those 20 blessed years

It didn’t ask me

and kept ticking

*

©MidwestFantasy

05/07/2018

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8 thoughts on “It Didn’t Ask Me

  1. Yes, As they say, “Time stops for no one”! It is hard to see the years pass by so swiftly and finally reach that time when you know it is time for your “Chickadee” to finally fly away on their own journey! They do return home for visits. Such a wonderful poem of the yearnings of a parent!

    Exciting plans for the nest though, right? Ha!
    xoxo

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