Year by year

Inspired by Lucy Thynne’s poem ‘The parents anniversary’

Year by year
I am getting older
Making sure
I am getting younger

Keeping on my toes
Travelling
Researching
Moving with technology

Year by year
I eat less
But
I am still overweight

Year by year
I have itchy feet
I am in lust
Wanderlust

A bucket list
Will I last
To complete my list
Will I renew my passport
In 2024

Year by year
Month by month
An MOT
Pills galore
And more

Year by year
We cannot stop the years
But
Moment by moment
Enjoy and be
Grateful

Renewal
Growth
Freedom
Choices
Here today
Gone tomorrow
Year by year

Written Barbara’s in Narrative Workshop at The Friends Centre, Brighton on 8.5.18