So It Goes

Living in a place where I was born
 for decades together,  almost 
like a in a shell,   

To school I went, then follows 
the University, did not shop, or party,
  a house bird  in all,

At home of my own where I start 
the family with kids coming up,
 a mother all through.

 Mix with the community to an extent
 attend weddings and funerals 
  a  compulsory social commitment,

Back  home, I remain with 
children living far away,
 I and my husband  together,

We spend time, he in his work place 
I in mine, both at home seeing 
in intervals, talking at times.

Silence  travels with me from
 the day I was born, wish
 it  will accompany me to the end.