Thursday, May 12, 2011



Times and seasons change
As year rolls on to year,
An endless kaleidoscope
Of love and hope and fear.

To each and every one of us
There comes a time in life,
When it is time to move on 
And let go of pain and strife.

A time when we must stop and look
And face the things we find,
Even though our hearts are sore
And we have a troubled mind.

It’s time to step out from shadows
And stand in the sun once more.
It’s time to clear out pain and sorrow
And step through memory’s door.

It’s time to recall the good times
When life and love was new.
A time to remember and to laugh
At the things we used to do.

A time to clearly think and recall
How life itself is changed,
A time to view with happiness 
The things that have been rearranged.

There is no turning back
Or cancelling things we’ve done,
But as time moves on my friend
We’ll see a battle won.

It is a time of memory sweet
When days were all aglow ~
But they have changed and now
It’s time to let the balloon go.

© Linda J. Vaughan
May 2011


Tiili said...

May we all be able to let go and move on.

For me putting all my problems in a balloon and letting that go could be the symbolic release that it takes to achieve this.

Thank you for sharing these very heartfelt words and I hope you can let go and enjoy the sunshine

ladychiara said...

A beautiful poem Linda. If only we learned earlier that letting the balloon go releases so much pain we might all do it a little sooner. Perhaps though the lesson is learned by journeying through the pain? Thought provoking stuff. Hugs xxx