Yearly Expanse – A Double Nonet

I look at the expanse before me

Paper squares with ordered numbers

Three hundred sixty-six days

A leap year, elections

School days, vacations

Dance, sports, band, play

Jotted down

Checked off




Savor it

The drive – to, from

The conversations

The laughter and the tears

And, of course, all the yelling

One year will again go so fast.

Look at this expanse of hopefulness

A late entry for Patrick’s Pic and a Word Challenge #212 – Expanse. As 2019 draws to a close, I felt a need to describe my feelings about the upcoming year. A year seems like such a long time but the day to day living makes it go by quickly. Even these last two weeks have sped by. Every night, I’ve been asking myself, “What did I do today? Where did the hours go?”

I’m hoping to savor 2020 a little bit. The first decade of the 2000’s have brought so many changes and I feel like I need to take some time to re-evaluate what has happened, what I’m doing and where I’m going. I hope you stay with me on this next journey around the sun!

©️ iido 2019

13 thoughts on “Yearly Expanse – A Double Nonet

  1. a lovely expression Irma and straight from the depths of your warm heart. i see the year ahead will be a grand one again for you, especially those conversations in the car! I have so loved reading your poetry and snippets at the end of each poem, a glimpse into the real person and you are a pretty amazing person!. much love, joy, peace and happiness to you in the coming year, you are such a joy and encouragement in my life. hugs!!!

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    • The feeling is mutual! So many times your words have enveloped my heart and mind and filled it with inspiration and comfort. Looking forward to another year of reading your poetry as well! May the new year bring more laughter, love and peace to you and your family. Your friendship is a true blessing in my life!

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    • Thank you for adding my poem, Patrick! My new year’s resolution is to be more mindful of the days! 😁 I always learn something from your prompts – I am your student!


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  3. having children crowds your calendar but those special memorable moments are so worth it … soon enough you will experience empty nest syndrome πŸ™‚

    Agree with Gina’s thoughtful comment, I also look forward to reading your posts and commentary ❀

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