The light of the day is fading,
cows are coming into rest.
Leaves on trees now withering,
Autumns done it’s best.
Music passes from a distant car,
dwindling into the night.
I watch it as it drives away,
then it’s finally out of sight.
My memories have faded now,
growing fainter by the day.
One day I suppose they’ll vanish,
simply by melting away.
My hair has lost its colour now,
my eyesights getting dim.
There’s roundness to my body,
where I used to be so slim.
The skin on my face is looser,
hands once strong are weak.
Not many an afternoon now,
where I won’t be found asleep.
Time has come to just fade away,
leave this world to the young.
I think of you, our memories,
back to where our love begun.
You are still so clear in my mind,
I still dream of you each night.
Each moment we spent together,
every one such a delight.
Pondering on these thoughts of you,
I can really feel you near.
My heart makes a little flutter,
as you are so very dear.
Now I see you walking up the steps,
you’re holding out your hand.
I know you’ve come to escort me,
to those eternal summer lands.
Response to The Daily Prompt – Faded