Last night I couldn't get to sleep, my mind was way too busy; probably thinking how I was turning ancient today! Anyway, 10:30pm last night, I thought the only remedy would be to write a poem. So I did. *grins*
Number of Years
I'm sitting up; it's very late,
My mind just won't keep still.
I'm thinking of tomorrow's date-
Just up over the hill.
Birthdays are few and far between,
Mine comes on the morrow;
Farewell to year of sweet eighteen,
Parting is such sorrow.
Although the year had ups and downs,
It was a joy to live;
I'm thankful for more smiles then frowns-
Much easier to give.
I think of all my years of life,
At times they seem so few:
The wisdom learnt through joy and strife,
So little that I knew.
Then other times it seems to me,
My years are very long.
For adulthood from here I see-
For me it seems so wrong.
But now I say, "My heart, fear not!
Has God brought you thus far?"
For of years left I have a lot,
Life's door barely ajar.
With confidence now: face the day,
The Bible as my guide;
To lead my life in God's own way
With Jesus by my side.