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TIME SLIPS AWAY
Where have the years gone. They've slipped away.
As you've driven off in the light of each day.
I pray for you as you drive out of sight.
I thank God for having you one more night.
For on the road your job does start.
To take you from it would scar your heart.
Each time you made it back to town.
It seemed your children had grown by leaps and bound.
You've missed special events and holidays at home.
You've spent most of them on the road alone.
These are the times that tear at your heart and eat at your soul.
Then you realize with the time that's passed you're getting old.
With an ache in your heart and a tear in your eye.
You wonder when was it that time did fly.
Your dark brown eyes have long faded light.
From driving in the sun from daylight to night.
I understand the burdens you have bared.
Has eventually put that gray in your hair.
Lines crease your face, your youth is long gone.
Calluses on your hands show a job well done.
You've put food on our table. You've paid the rent.
To me and your children you where heaven sent.
Where will it stop. When will it end.
When the engine dies, and won't start again.
This poem was written for my Husband "Byron" in 1998
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