Poem: In My Last September… What Will I Remember?

Will it be the laughter on the Isle of Skye – 1973?

What’s my overwhelming memory of Skye?

Just letting the world happily drift by…

and while the rain tippled down,

laughing out loud, no hint of a frown,

as we truly enjoyed those silly days of fun…

 

On that holiday, there was never any sun

and dark stormy clouds cast their shadow,

as they moved misty and low

and the cool wind did blow,

strong and powerful over craggy Cuillin mountains…

 

Regardless of weather, our family together,

staying firm and fast to our doctrine….

“To laugh and have fun with no worries or cares”…

 

Spurred on further, by those dour Skye natives

and their very grumpy stares,

which  just tickled us ever more deep,

as we stood in that puddle, tears o’ joy ‘cross our cheeks….

 

Yet now we are suddenly 40 years on

and it seems there’s always so much to get done!

No time to waste recalling happy days on Skye,

or to notice how quickly the years have flown by…

Working so hard and rushing through life

Focussing too much attention on trouble and strife!

 

No time to enjoy going with the flow …

And at night sinking down feeling heavy and low,

As over our lives, dark clouds cast their shadow

Now we reach out for anti-depressants,

or stay stuck in our rut, downing appetite suppressants!

 

And in those mirrored reflections,

we glimpse dark eyes and sallow complexions.

Our minds begin to ponder -“ Is there more to life than this?”

What’s happened to the joy and bliss

Before we got swept along on the tide

And somehow forgot to enjoy the ride…

 

But in 40 years more, what will I recall

as into that never-ending slumber I start to fall?

As I doze in the chair in my last September,

What will it be that I remember?

 

It won’t be trouble and strife, that has me frowning

My memories will be of laughter and clowning!

As I recall those happy times on Skye,

Surely our memories are true and don’t lie…

 

Somewhere in my ancient memory, I’m sure I recall

our sweet faces aglow, as bright as the sun

during those 2 weeks on Skye full of innocent fun.

 

And I take stock in this moment… before it’s too late…

and choose to live each night, like my very first date

Spending time with family and friends who I love,

Spreading peace to them all with the grace of a dove…

 

I’ll leave work early not late, in a calm relaxed state,

And from this moment on, live each day like my last,

Before my life really has…. totally passed!

 

I’ll ensure each day of my life is a joy to remember,

when I sit in my chair, looking back as I  slumber,

with a smile not a frown in my last September…

 

 

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  1. December 20, 2017 / 1:32 am

    Wow Wendy that’s is so beautifully written and so true! You most definitely have captured it all so well. Let’s not be in our September with a frown but rather smiling. I’m headed in that direction of a smile…and am eager for it to arrive in all facets of my life. Keep your light coming, you are really doing amazing things both for yourself and others!! It really is Brilliance Within and About…xo

    • Wendy
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      December 20, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      Thanks so so much Deb, I’m so glad you like this poem.. When I was feeling very stressed with work issues, I started waking up in the night with full poems in my head and I’d have to get up and write them down.. this was one of them and looking back, I realise now it was definitely a message from my deepest self (or the universe…), telling me what I needed to know and had been blocking out. Thank goodness I listened in the end… It gave me the courage to jump off the hamsters wheel I’d become trapped on! . I’m definitely opting for the smile in our last September too and I’m glad it’s heading in your direction too Deb! xxx

      • December 21, 2017 / 12:33 am

        You’re so welcome Wendy. Wow that’s something how you would have a full poem in your head…so happy you listened to your inner you talking to you and that you wrote it all down. I imagine it would keep you awake all night until you did! Thanks I’m glad it’s heading in my direction too! My biggest helper has been listening to Abraham…I’ve have come so far since listening. In fact I have written a song that I plan to send to Esther Hicks…I played it on my piano, sent it to Miri and she’s now working on singing the words to it. I want to send it to Esther as a thank you for all her free YouTube videos and she’s always looking for new music so I’ll let her do with it what she will. Most of the words are the words that Abraham says…it’s called All is Well. When it’s done you’ll hear it, might be a while on this one. xo

  2. September 9, 2017 / 10:00 am

    Such a great reminder Wendy. Beautifully written with your usual sense of fun and joie de vivre.

  3. November 25, 2016 / 3:58 pm

    Fabulous … beautifully and touchingly wrought.

    • November 25, 2016 / 6:28 pm

      Thanks Osyth – I’m so glad you were touched by this poem.. Have a lovely weekend xx

  4. November 24, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    Wendy this is brilliance within.
    Thanks
    That completes the Thanks Giving.
    Shiva
    👍🙏👌💟

    • November 24, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Ahhh – thanks Shiva – that’s lovely! xx

  5. November 24, 2016 / 6:08 am

    Wendy, this is so beautiful and sweet. Thank you!

    I’ve been so present to the importance of connection and choosing love in each moment. This sharing reminds me of that. Thank you again 💓

    Many blessings

    • November 24, 2016 / 8:22 am

      Ahhh thank you so much! – I’m glad you enjoyed this poem and the ‘connection’… I’m smiling now… Blessings returned with love x

  6. November 23, 2016 / 11:34 pm

    Wow, what a wonderful memory told so eloquently. I feel you will be the lady in the chair on that last September chuckling away with all the good memories, it isn’t in you to focus on the sad and sour. Here’s to memories of Skye and a lovely friend to share it with.

    • November 23, 2016 / 11:39 pm

      Thanks Barbara and you’re right – I’m definitely going to be chuckling… I’m making sure of it after a ‘lightbulb moment’ last year which is when I wrote the poem…Wishing you many happy days too alongside great friends!! Thankyou! xx

  7. November 23, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    That was absolutely beautiful Wendy, in fact it brought a tear to my eye. You described the passing of time so well and the fact that we do often forget about the joys through the busyness of life but in the end what matters? It’s appreciating what we have now, making our own memories of Skye every day and relishing them. Beautifully done my talented and wise friend. zoo 😊

    • November 23, 2016 / 11:23 pm

      Oh thanks so much for that lovely comment Miriam! It’s been rush rush rush for too long and I’m now on a very different path… albeit temporarily but I’ll never go back to working 80+ hours per week as I was up to the beginning of this year! I now remember fun days on Skye and try to smile every day! I’m sure you’re making your memories of ‘Skye’ too! xxx

      • November 24, 2016 / 12:09 am

        Oh absolutely Wendy, although, like you in a different way. Take care and keep smiling xo

        • November 24, 2016 / 12:31 am

          Most definitely Miriam.. A smile a day keeps the Doctor away! xx

          • November 24, 2016 / 12:50 am

            Absolutely! 😊 And a bit of dark chocolate and red wine doesn’t go astray either! ❤️

          • November 24, 2016 / 1:05 am

            Now that makes me REALLY Smile!! Yum Yum Boogy Bum… xx

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