Time in a Carton

“Captured once as we
march to the morrow
Are special moments
that turn back sorrow
Precious they are
each frozen frame
Portraying time
in a carton contained

They give our past
so the future will be
Where we all go
with recalled company
There can be danger
holding these things
That remind what’s been
often not the dream

So people, please
don’t disappoint yourselves
Place time in a carton
and onto the shelves
And when you worry
about what’s in store
Recall the past
count blessings once more”