LET THE BALLOON GO
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