How things have changed—

across the years, through the tears

and the smiles of joy that sparkle 

and then die, and into the heart

of together there is decay and

goodbyes that defy these wishes 

that we had for a happy life;

but still we live “day to day” with

what we have and what is not 

within the reach of this limited life,

so full of freedom, so rife with pain,

but no one is to blame for all that

comes our way, for it is the order

of the world turning with desire 

one sunny day and still with loss in 

another bleak winter of despair.