Shadows of yesterday
Hovering--always near
As a reminder of better days
And of feelings held dear

As reminders of laughter
And good things shared
Of bright lights and glitter
And lived as they dared

Hot rods and burgers
Were the staple of the day
Never once caring
What others might say

They look at their grandkids
And wonder what to say
To them about their
Shadows of Today--