So many unfinished tasks again/ and unfinished they remain;
Things that I used to do, now with pain/ I can never do again.
So much music I miss indeed/ so many books I didn’t read.
The money I wanted not for greed/ but I didn’t have it for my need…
Many things I wanted to learn, had fee/ and many places I wanted to see!
Many things I must bring back to my memory/ but I think about places to be.
So much writing I wanted to write/ but my vision can’t handle the plight.
Many things I need (want) day and night/ never understood it in my heart!
Answers I like to know but none/ comes to mind, quest is done.
Not many friends I had but one/ for knowledge, laughter and fun.
Roads I’d like to travel and spend/ and follow them to the end!
But not much fun to lonely all the way to the end/ so lonely, I need a friend.
No meals for me on display/ so many bills to pay.
Sitting in my rocking chair to sway/ No one I have to talk today.
No paper to grade, I am in a ditch/ have no more students to teach.
My classroom door used to be rich/ now it is far beyond my reach.
No more toys around my feet/ the little one now complete.
How hungry they came home for sweet/ so mama is left alone on her seat.
Not much to do, no time to share/ no place to go, why fancy clothes to wear!
My time on earth is spent, I am aware/ I am willing to go and take my easy chair.
I often wonder what is today/ forgot the day, remember yesterday.
Then stars look down to me and say/ “there, don’t be so gray”.
When cloud hang low, I am me/ but my eyes hardly can see.
Is it afterlife or here, why a tree/ glows is another life tragedy!! …