holding hands

holding hands

Two kids
watching life go by
while learning
how to live it
moving slow
but learning fast
blink and
you will miss it

same two kids
ten years on now
still learning
and advancing
less watching
life as it moves on
but, a little
more romancing

holding hands out on the porch
drinking sweet tea too
knowing eyes are watching us
and everything we do
always must be proper
on the swing with you at night
they’re watching us hold hands with one
while the other’s out of sight

married now
and it’s twenty years
since we
first sat out here
still watching life
and time pass by
holding hands
tea switched for beer

we’ve two kids
the house
is ours
thirty years
since we first sat
we’re now the age
our parents were
sitting exactly
where we’re at

holding hands out on the porch
drinking sweet tea too
knowing eyes are watching us
and everything we do
always must be proper
on the swing with you at night
they’re watching us hold hands with one
while the other’s out of sight

we’ve been married
forty years
we still sit
watching time pass
funny how
the simple things
stay a constant
from the past

fifty years now
we’re still here
and just like it
used to be
we’re still sitting
holding hands
still being watched
by grandkids three

holding hands out on the porch
drinking sweet tea too
knowing eyes are watching us
and everything we do
always must be proper
on the swing with you at night
they’re watching us hold hands with one
while the other’s out of sight

nothing changes
still the same
being watched
just like before
the house is now
our daughters
and the grandkids
number four

some days
we’re still the
same two kids
moving slow
and learning fast
we don’t watch
time go by no more
we close our eyes
and watch the past

still…..holding hands out on the porch
drinking sweet tea too
knowing eyes are watching us
and everything we do
always must be proper
on the swing with you at night
they’re watching us hold hands with one
while the other’s out of sight

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