Time and Tide

Time waits for no man
And in and instant it seems
That everything you ever knew and ever held true
Is suddenly somewhere in that cruel and peace-less in between
Truths unraveling bit by bit
Hanging in the balance of firm reality
Dreams and sweetness hang on the tip
In the forefront on the tongue as you struggle with the shift
I think of her next chapter
And what that means for mine
The love
The fear
And everything in between
I stand on the shore
Watching the changing tides
Holding on to the past
Standing as firm as possible in the present
Fighting and negotiating the fickle tide
Going along as we have no choice
No one can stop the sheer force of time


To watch her grow old and watch her mind betray is one of the most helpless feelings.  I’m using this platform to share that hurt this evening.  The beauty of time.  The cruelty of time.  The sheer lack of control that we ultimately have over time – though an easy concept to grasp is a tough reality that stings.  Tonight I am sad for change that my family is going through.  But my sadness is ultimately my selfishness.

Good or bad I’m grateful for feeling.  Thank God for feeling.


3 thoughts on “Time and Tide

  1. Your pain is felt….we all hurt when we see that change in our loved ones. Know that we will all reach a time when we too ‘struggle with the shift’.

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