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Poetry: “Lifetime”

More about life and mortality, but this is lighter than yesterday’s fare.



How do you measure
The age of a man
The years they’ve walked this earth
Birthdays stacked in boxes
Tucked off to one side

Do you measure out the mornings?
The evenings
And the nights
Poured out like an hourglass
Sand between your hands

Can you measure it by feelings?
By the days spent in the sun
The headaches
And the heartaches
Both the good times and the bad

How can you truly measure
The age someone has lived?
For time tells only little
And a life is so much more


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