A Moment Gone

Took a walk with my dog Rosie.

Walked by the orchard on the hill;

stopped to look back

as I always do.

It’s a very pleasant

sight regardless of the


The trees lined up in rows

with the sky as a backdrop.

Today as I stared

a warm breeze

licked my face

and that’s when it


That combination of events,

for the briefest of moments

I was taken back in time

and remembered

how it felt

to be 5 years old again.

Remembered how it felt

before the scars

of life

were etched on my soul.


the sound of the birds

on that warm summers day

so many years ago.

The innocence of thought….

then, it was gone.

It lasted but the briefest

of a moments,

barely at all.


Little by little

life takes

the innocence away.

Little by little

life piles on

until the innocence is gone.

It happens slowly

but it adds up

over time.

It’s time

that takes the

innocence away.


it’s time that

takes it all away

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