Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Time



time moves
so quickly
and I wonder…

where does it go?
children growing,
seasons changing,
life.

moving rapidly
into the future
one moment passes into
the next
one minute, into an hour
an hour into a day
a day into a month
a month into
a year…

gone bye.

again and again
and through the seasons
through time traveling
past conceivable notion,
I still find it hard to step back
and watch time slipping past

to stand still
as life
moves quickly
beyond measure
comprehension,
no time
to look back
nor forward
it’s this moment
moving quickly
that my mind is rapid
fluttering as the hummingbird flurry
a ripple in the waves
losing ones reflection
lost in the turmoil
compounded by the immeasurable
timing
of time slipping away
through pursed lips dried,
attempting to sip water through
fine fingers
it slides…
away

left
hungering for a time
when life did not run
faster then my legs could move,
when memories
served more of a purpose than
a simple snap shot
to capture the moment
the course of time
bewildered,
daunted…

I’ll rise for air
at once
gasping
after this drought
of a swim
through time
languidly embracing the moments
of which can so easily
be forgotten

remember still,
the person I am
the person in control,
not that

of time

13 comments:

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  2. hello
    dear Kay

    we cant stop the time
    it’s this moment, here and now
    exactly - we can bless it

    I hug you
    and thank you for words and time

    have a nice day

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  3. "when life did not run
    faster then my legs could move,
    when memories
    served more of a purpose than
    a simple snap shot
    to capture the moment
    the course of time
    bewildered,
    daunted…" I have been struggling to keep pace with time.. this is a wonderful write-up. Thanks Kay..

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  4. it moved so quickly sometimes i feel i am chasing a car that is slowly slipping away..though i do appreciate it the times it slows just to give me the impression i can catch my breath...each moment precious...

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  5. Time? what is that? :) great poem..:)

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  6. Yes, embrace those moments! Well said!

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  7. Hey, time doesn't move fast when I'm at work lol!!!

    Ye it's true to appreciate time is to appreciate the moment. Well said Kay :)

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  8. Thought provoking...

    No doubt the more we are aware how fast it goes, the more we think about it, the more we are wasting our time observing how have and will waste it the faster it vanishes….

    Instead, ideal it’d be we grasped every single moment as the only one, not the last one, but as if the only one and enjoy it to the fullest, no matter what the situation we are living at that moment is.

    One thing is for sure, while you keep writing you are meditating and stating and leaving evidence that here you are, here you’ll be forever- in your words…

    Have I told you I love your poetry? (lol)

    Always looking forward to a new post of yours Kay!

    ;)

    D.

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  9. Lovely. I wish I could stop time for a short while. It does go so fast.

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  10. ah - i know this feeling so well - and it's just not possible to stop it - even if we would love to. you captured this fleeting nature of time so well in your poem

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  11. Ah, time.

    And the time is always now.

    :-)

    Pearl

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  12. Ah, so many metaphysical questions in one poem!

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