via Daily Prompt: One-Way
There is only one way in life, that’s forward.
As much as I love looking back, I cannot go back.
Some days I would love to visit again.
But alas I do not have a time machine.
I do not want to live the entirety again.
A lot of pain and suffering were experience
to bring me to this date and time.
As I look forward, I see more pain and suffering.
It’s a simple fact either we move forward or we die.
While there are seasons in our lives,
where time feels like it stands still,
it is only an illusion.
Life feels so overwhelming right now.
Got a kid in his last year of High School.
My mother-in-law, 93, has spent the last two weeks
in and out of hospital (mostly in)
needing lots of my time, advocating for her.
In rehab, for awhile, we pray, a short reprieve.
My parents, both in their 70’s, requiring lots of time, as well.
My job, well, I quit to keep my sanity.
But now, financial worries keep me up at night.
There is only one way – forward.
One day this will have past, I will look back
and want to visit with these dear ones,
who may not be with us then.
I thinks so, but there is only one way.
©2017 Kim Hewison