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  In the Blink of an eye
 
Time through the sands of an hourglass,
Oh! How quickly it seems to pass.
A happy family we were, mother, father
and two sweet kids. Work for dad, housewife
was mom, Johnnie the oldest -ten and his little
sister-five, we all felt so alive!
 
School, camping at Carte’s Lakes fishing, swimming,
playing games and laughing, but the grains of sand
kept falling.
 
Johnnie grew up and sister quickly followed.
Johnnie married as did his sister, who soon had
a bouncing baby boy.
 
Grandparents were so very proud of this new baby toy!
Life was good and we thought those happy days would
never end, but  the grains of sands continued to fall.
 
Mother passed away and father lived on from day to day.
The grandbaby was now a grandson of fifteen.
Then the unthinkable occurred; Johnnie, now fifty-one,
fell ill and a year later, a gossamer winged angel took him away.
 
Little was left for the father, except for grief and sorrow;
and the grains of sand in the hourglass are now nearing the end,
and in the blink of an eye the father will be just dust in the wind,
but he will love them all until that last grain of sand falls!
 
Jackie R. Kays
© 4/23/13
 
 







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