Letter: Life is Changing

A poem for your perusal.

To the editor;

Life is changing and I struggle to adjust to what I’m feeling.

Too much time to think about the low cards life is dealing.

I’m not ancient but I’m aging and I think of what will be,

Not a good approach to living to reflect on what I see.

The world’s economy is tanking and the globe is in recession.

Federal bailouts of big business trying to keep us from Depression.

Haven’t worried for a long time what might occur tomorrow.

Since my children became adults, haven’t felt the need to borrow.

I’m not working. I’m not earning and the prices spiral higher.

Didn’t care once what the cost was, but now I’m a careful buyer.

Have a feeling that our savings may not be enough to make it

And the feeling’s getting stronger with no way for me to shake it.

Take no thought about tomorrow nor the clothes that you shall wear

Is the counsel I’ve given others when I had so much to share.

Don’t be anxious but in all things with thanksgiving tell the Lord.

Believing that your next need will be one He can afford.

I have no reason yet to panic though investments took a hit

They say recovery’s round the corner and will claw back bit by bit.

Haven’t got so long to wait until the market turns around

Want to travel while our bodies are still reasonably sound.

Coffee mug in hand we ponder what our next move ought to be

Should I find work or end my life as a retiree?

It’s a toss up when you consider that the government will take

Some of what they give me when they don’t give me a break.

 

Dr. Ron Unruh

Cloverdale

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