Friday, October 16
This post was provided by Deacon Frederick Toca
You Cry A Lot After 50
by Frederick M. Toca
Once you reach the magic number,
the time line
Thoughts of life are deeper,
feelings more meaningful.
Certain little things much more important.
Heart swelling and eyes filled with water,
you’re getting older,
the children are growing up,
you haven’t done all those things
you were going to do,
maybe life has passed you by,
you can’t run as fast as you used to,
the world keeps changing -
inside and outside of your life.
And a lump wells up in your throat
to answer all these things.
Then suddenly small puddles, growing
larger, spilling over and gently
rolling down your cheeks.
You cry a lot after 50.......
Making sure you’ve eaten lunch;
saying yes to the right and sometimes
the wrong things;
Not always remembering;
Being able to laugh at yourself
in spite of it all.
Caring enough to ball you out;
Remembering the special little things; Putting up with life’s day-to-day
Feeling hurt because you do;
Tears rushing to your eyes when -
your heart reaches out,
you see love shared,
watching an old movie.
Bringing life and love together in the
right measure and at the right times.
And caring enough about it
You cry a lot after 50.....
Family........sons, daughters, moms, dads,
husbands, wives, aunts, uncles......
The same core of a million mixes
no one like any other, but the same.
Bonded together through genes, through
love, through growth, through
happiness, through sadness, through
feelings good and bad.
Flooding your emotions to overflowing,
bring tears to be given and exchanged.
In love and in sorrow,
In joy and in anger,
Until removed by time.
You cry a lot after 50.
Tears of a lifetime - released
some for the first time
some for the last,
but all good.