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It’s Alright

It’s alright
To grow older
And feel your bones creak
From the weight of all those years

It’s alright
To sit still and reflect
On where your past
has taken you

It’s alright
To struggle a bit
Stringing words together

To make them fit neatly
Into a single potent thought

It’s alright
To feel a measure of loss
When one of your old friends

Decides to check out

It’s alright
To stare out into the evening

While the moon rises
In the blue black sky

And wonder about
The places you never got to see  

It’s alright
To feel your age
And some days
Even older than dirt

It’s alright
That the world feels
Like it’s moving faster

Then you’d like it to

It’s alright
That you can close your eyes

And see time like
So many grains of sand
Tumbling through an hourglass

It’s alright

Jim Murray
Jim Murrayhttps://www.bebee.com/@jim-murray
I have been a writer since the age of 14. I started writing short stories and poetry. From there I graduated to writing lyrics for various bands and composers and feature-length screenplays, two of which have been produced. Early on in my writing career, I discovered advertising. While the other media have drifted in and out, communications writing and art direction have been the constant through a 20-year career senior positions in Canadian and multi-national agencies and a second career, which began in 1989, (Onwords & Upwords Inc), as a strategic and creative resource to direct clients, design companies, marketing consultants and boutique agencies. Early in 2020, I closed Onwords & Upwords and opened MurMarketing which is a freelance strategic development/copywriting/art direction service for businesses working to make a positive difference in the world. I currently write long format blogs in 4 different streams, encompassing, entertainment, marketing, and communications, life in general, and the renewable energy and recycling industries. These are currently published on beBee.com. I have, over the years, created more than 1500 blog posts. I live with my wife Heather in the beautiful Niagara Region of southern Ontario, after migrating from Toronto, where I spent most of my adult life. I am currently recovering from spinal surgery and learning to walk again.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Hello Jim, loved this piece, perhaps even more as I myself look to turning another year older into the realm of 70’s. This piece confirms what I have been telling myself lately, “It’s alright to grow old”! Thank you

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