End of Life

Senior citizen wakes up, looks in the mirror-
What's happened here?

Time has caught up; the end could be near,
Nothing to calm the pending fear.

So much left to say and do, a feeling of dread-
So much left unsaid.

Must be a dream, this can't be right,
Visions of Heaven's eternal light.

Hear the children, their beautiful laughter-
Wonder what comes after?

Memories of life come rushing back, like a slide show, a play-
Wishing for just one more day.

Too bad the young don't know it's all fun; they don't care.
Life just happens, not always fair.

Twilight is here; no more time, fading out like the setting sun.
No matter our plans, our life is done.

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