Monday, June 20, 2016

Freewriting Day 22: In the Moment

Take in every moment. Soak up every second. Nothing is more beautiful than a child's heart. The innocence, the purity. It is soon lost.

I won't regret the time that I've spent
I won't take the back the words that's been said
The memories made, the love shared
Fills me up more than I dared to ask

A child's love is pure
It's untainted 
It's stronger than most things I've seen in life

It keeps giving no matter if you give back
It doesn't question
It is there

With open arms
With a longing to be shared
Between you 
Stop and listen if you dare

You don't need to be so busy
With the things of life
Emails can wait
Let the phone ring
Your child is there in front of you

But in the blink of an eye, that will change
One day you'll wonder where the time went
How did they go from a boy to man?

What were you doing?
Why didn't you see it?
Why couldn't you realize the precious thing you had?

Why didn't you make time?
Why did you ignore them?
Why did you give an endless stream of excuses?

None of that matters now
All the time wasted, all the memories that escaped

My children needed me
But I couldn't see what was in front of me