Glory Days

I was listening to Springsteen’s song “Glory Days”
It occurred to me why I never loved that song
It is because while I have good memories
Fun stories about wild days
My life is moving forward
People come and go through my arms
Friends and family captured in photographs
Written down in journals
Remembered but not mine to keep

There is no point to just stick around
Waiting on memories to reoccur
We bury the past and raise a glass
Death comes to some
Circumstance to others
Some just move on
Other become something new and unrecognizable
Good times were just that
Times
It is over now
There are too many more to have before you lie down

So i never hold onto hands to tight
It is better to move on than to grow tired
Just kiss their faces
Hug their necks
Remember them when you see the sun
Or when the moon makes a funny face
Life is not meant to be planted so deep
So settled on traditional firmness
Roots make sense for some
For me it s a prison cell
I want to keep living
Seeing more
Meeting more
Doing more
The Glory Days are always ahead

Jeremy Ritch
Jeremy Ritch is a published writer and poet currently traveling the U.S. working on his next book. Jeremy has had many interesting life experiences and you can hear about some of them on Episode 3 of The Farsighted Podcast. You can get your hands on Jeremy's collections of poetry at his Lulu store. If you prefer you books digitally, Sidewalk Stories and Other Poems is available for Kindle at a discount price. The long and the short of it is that Jeremy likes to write and we all like to read what he writes.
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