Being Okay ©
I wake up with a start, it is back and I know what it is
Why else would I wake up at 3:00 a.m. in the morning
Why else would my heart be racing
Why else would my pulse be pacing
It was not there when I went to bed
It was not there last week or the week before
It was not there last month or the month prior
It was not there last year or many a year before that
Suddenly it has thrust itself upon me
Without warning it has slowly crept back into my life
and created stress and strife
Oh what a life!
But I know the signs are there, that it is here.
First my hair is not what it once was,
then I’m out of shape,
and next it’s the weight
From there the spiral continues,
the car I drive is now a wreck,
my home is no longer acceptable,
and my job no longer reputable
I don’t make enough money compared to the neighbours,
and the kids are doing me no favours with their behaviours.
My dear is no longer a dear, and the grass on the other side
is looking so much greener
But there’s one thing for sure and I know
it well, that this is a life cycle that will oft repeat.
So have a seat, as this too will pass to the other coloured grass
and life will be once again okay