There was a birthday when I realized
I probably had less remaining roads to go
than the paths I already had walked.
I should have done, delivered gold
and maybe resting on my laurels
satisfied but I was not.
Carefully prioritizing on my list of dreams
I removed the items such as:
climbing peaks and crossing oceans
building companies and learning Mandarin,
running marathon and save the world.
But even then there was so much to do
to match the time remaining.
I crumbled up my list,
and let it be consumed in flames,
deciding that my dreams would never cease
and every morning is an opportunity
to live my life with you.
And even if I cannot blow the candles
of my ever growing years.
I’m smiling now and say to you:
“alternatives to this, my love
are still a whole lot worse”
Today Gay asks us to write Birthday at dVerse MTB poems at dVerse. Winter Solstice is connected to the birth of Christ, and also a time to sum up the passed year, and look ahead.