I stand in the autumn of my life
wondering what it has yet to show.
I’ve had some successes, sometimes not,
but accomplishments weren’t what I desired,
to love and be loved was my prize.
In this I do not stand alone. My wife
and my companion makes my life glow!
But lately her health isn’t so hot.
And it seems that her days are mired
in pain and disillusion. Her eyes
reflect her heart, full of joy and rife
with the compassion she requires now.
And I do not look at this as my last shot,
all the questions have been inquired.
And all the prayers raised to the skies!
© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2016