Another Decade Another Year.
In an old photo album, cracked and worn
Old photographs faded and torn
Serious faces defiantly stare
A moment in time, they so generously share
Dressed in their best so glamorous and proud
A solemn occasion. no smiling allowed
Ghost like figures, frozen in time
A different rhythm, a different rhyme
How the world has changed since then
The good old days way back when
Life was hard but simple, or so it seems
They had their hopes and innocent dreams
The laughter, the sadness and tears they wept
Treasured memories are the gifts they have left.
A different world, a different era
A different ethos, a different agenda.
Another decade, another year
I think of the loved ones who are no longer here
They have gone now, the torch has been passed
The challenge has been issued, the gauntlet cast
The next chapter is our responsibility
In the Book of Life – what will our legacy be ?
In the great Saga of Life and Death
Are we ready and worthy ? – The World holds its breath.
- Denis Murphy 17 May 2019.