The Autumn Years
The Spring and Summer
were good seasons in my life.
I enjoyed my friends and family
with a minimum of strife.
Of course there were joys and sorrows
.. common to almost everyone...
but life has been the result of MY choices
...when all is said and done!
Now, oh so quickly,
the Autumn is already here
...not only the season,
but also in my years.
Yes, the time has flown
without asking my permission,
Winter now approaches and my only choice
is how I face that condition!
I pray I'll live these later years
with joy in my heart.
Perhaps keeping a smile on my face
will make a very good start!
Virginia Archer