Some goals are still left to be achieved
That coveted car is still a dream
The house in hills far from reality,
I wonder if this dreamlife is of quality!
Children are taking their own time to settle,
Letting gadgets their life rob
One refuses to get married,
The other, unhappy with her job!
Parents dodder towards old age
Too proud to ask for help,
Too frail to manage on their own,
Sibling too busy to phone.
Caught between all this
I have my own battles to fight.
The spouse irritable due to impending retirement,
I have sleepless nights worrying about finances.
Where is the time to sit back and enjoy?
So I steal moments of happiness whenever I can.
Long chats with mom to reassure her I am around.
Flying visits just to see dad smile.
Late night snuggles with daughter when she is home,
Spending time with son over pretext of learning how to download.
Lazy breakfast with spouse on Sundays,
And grabbing with both hands any chance to reconnect with mates.
These little things make life seem less like a crisis
Yet, no one told me mid-life will be like this!