THE WAY IT WAS

It can’t be the way it was.
Everything changes.
Life rearranges and what once was
Is no more. It can’t be
that way you remember,
from January to December
things have taken a turn
and as much as you yearn
for familiarity, your clarity
has been skewed. When viewed
with discerning eyes, the whys
and wherefores matter no more.
You can see it can’t be
no matter how hard you wish,
your dish has a different flavor
and everything that was once savored
is left to decay in a way that says
your train has departed.
You have left the station hard hearted
and you have started to long
for the long ago with the so and sos
with whom you had grown accustomed.
But, it can’t be the way it was.
Everything changes!

© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2017

Poetic Asides Prompt # 383 – “It Can’t Be”

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