I Blinked My Eyes and My Life Happened

“What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.” – Buddha

Laurel Rund's art, poem and music called "I Blinked My Eyes and My Life Happened"

I first wrote “I Blinked My Eyes” in 2003, reflecting upon how quickly my sons had grown up and how it felt like time had slipped away.  

Then, in 2009, after my husband Marty passed away ~ this poem took on a deeper meaning.   It has been revised to be reflective of my thoughts of today.   Even though the essence of this poem is one of regret,  I now understand that one should stay in the present moment because, truthfully,  that is all we have!

I Blinked My Eyes
The wise ones told me not to do it ~ but I was young and foolish.
Challenges surrounded me
and I wished them away, just wished them away.
I blinked my eyes ~ I blinked my eyes
and my life happened.
Thinking things would be  better down the road.
Suddenly it happened ~
I blinked my eyes and time melted away!
It just melted away.
Gently but so swiftly life unrolled itself ~
time was flying,  slipping away, just slipping away.
Now I miss those moments that are lost forever.
Because I know ~ I wished them away,
just wished them away.
And, as foretold
I blinked my eyes ~ I blinked my eyes
and my life happened!
© 2010 Laurel D. Rund

Please listen to the song I Blinked My Eyes composed and sung by Philip W. Leber.  The poem can be found in the book “Emerging Voices-Living On.”

Comments

  1. I found the poem to be eloquently simple, and profoundly so true and Very nicely put to music as well. thank you

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