Total Recount

Counting the years as they
have gone by

I need a recount, I need
to know why

Where have they gone? What
happened, and when?

I used to be young and I
had a life then

Lost in confusion, I live
while I can

The total years of life
have a short span

Life can be hurtful, it
can be sad

But I'm so grateful of
what I've had

I can't turn back the
hands of time

The life I have lived at
least it was mine

I'm sorry that I never
made the grade

So into the background I
gently fade

The years they flashed by,
they went so fast

This was my life, and now
it's my past

Nothing can stop time from
ticking away

This is my life what more
can I say.

I do not regret anything
that I've done

Through some sadness there
was also fun

Too many heartaches and
too many tears

I need a total recount of
my living years


Pamela Griffiths's picture

I have lived in Sheffield all my life, I am widowed with two sons, a daughter and a stepson. They are married, some with children of their own. I also have nine grandchildren. I am gay and live with my partner Sandy., I won the local poem competition for 2011 with 'Home Sweet Home in Loxley Valley' and was included in the poets of the year book 2011. I will be appearing in the writers of the year book 2011., I was interviewed by the press and had a video recorded by the Sheffield Star newspaper to appear on their website. I read the winning poem and there is an interview afterwards. The presentation was held at the Sheffield Central Library, the photographer from the Sheffield Start and Sheffield Telegraph came to take pictures. The story appeared in both newspapers, the article in the Star took up a whole page., I have recently retired from my full time position for the NHS in Quality management. I will now be devoting more time to my writing. I studied with the Morris College of Journalism for my diploma in freelance journalism. I have a diploma in Quality management for ISO quality management systems. I have RSA qualifications and NVQ up to highest level 3 in Information Technology and have my ECDL European Computer Driving Licence., I was first published in an anthology in the late 1990's with 'Stormy Clouds' I picked up an entry form a local library and that's how it all started. Since then I went on to have many more of my poems published by United Press over the years. I have been included in a few poets of the year books and diaries along with CD's. I had my short story 'Whispering Shadow' published in a book of short stories called 'Living Proof' in 2011., I had my first own book of poems published in 2009 'Expression of Life' which is still a top ten book listed on the BookBuzz site. I have completed my second own poetry book 'Moments in Time' which is also listed as a top ten book on the BookBuzz site. I love writing so I am looking forward to devoting more time to it now that I have retired.

Last updated June 13, 2012