And That's the Way It GoesThe years creep by unnoticed one by one,More Like This
Strong memories can keep the past alive,
The happy times and all that we have done,
Seem vivid in a mind where they yet thrive.
Sometimes we wish therein once more to dive,
To redirect life’s course to better end,
We never can, however hard we strive,
The steadfast past will e’er refuse to bend.
The present will us ever losses send,
We grieve, we mourn, we suffer keen regret,
Such thoughts can mind bedevil and heart rend,
Though bliss and mirth we never must forget.
Life brings us chances that we must seize fast,
The unkind truth is that it will not last.