Great Game Changer

Once …
Once upon a time …
Once upon a time there was a vibrant young girl,
full of passion and ambition,
full of pride and self-worth.
Time …
Time is the great thief.
It beats you down when you are ill-prepared.
It takes more than your youthful appearances,
it robs your ebullience and inner stalwartness.
Forward …
Forever forward …
never back,
never standing still,
always accelerating with each blink of the eye.
Graying hair and clouded eyes aside,
some manage to soldier
past the desolation,
past the indignation,
past the animosity.
Many …
Many will tell you …
Many will tell you that
Old age brings new confidence,
But many lie.

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Ann Christine Tabaka

Ann Christine Tabaka is a nominee for the 2017 Pushcart Prize in Poetry. She lives in Delaware, USA. She loves gardening and cooking. Chris lives with her husband and two cats. She has been widely published in National and International publications and Anthologies. Visit Ann's Author page on Amazon:

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