Thursday, October 18, 2012

OctPoWriMo day 18 TimeKeeping

Time Flies.
Time stands still.
Time starts and stops.
We have time to kill.

Time is friend.
Time is foe.
Time can crawl.
Time can flow.

Seasons mark it
Come and go
From Daffodils
To falling snow.

Time can hobble.
Time can heal.
Depending on
The way you feel.

Time is on our side.
Time for no man waits.
"A time to live, a time to die
A time for love and hate."

Its all an illusion
Yet it rules our days.
At peril ignore it
In the end you'll pay.

Time goes fast on vacation
But at work oh so slow.
Plodding to the growing child
Swift when watching children grow.

Time breathes.
Time lives.
In the end
Time just is.


  1. I liked your reflections on time, especially the ending, for despite our best intentions, procrastinations, worries, and efforts to stay on schedule, "time just is!"

    1. Thank you Beth. I had fun with all the differant cliches but in the end time really just is.

  2. You've captured the many paradoxes of time so well, Meg. I really like your use of rhyme here, too.

    1. Thank you Lena. I have gotten away from rhyme and havebeen trying to use it more, but most of the poems this month have refused to go there. It worked with this poem though.

  3. I was hoping somebody would take this approach to time. This is my absolute favorite out of all of the 'time' themed poems I read.

    1. Thank you so much made my day.

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  5. I love this one - especially how you described the difference between the passage of time as an adult and an adult. And the last line is so poignant.

    1. It shouldnt be "Time flies when you're having fun" it should be "Time flies when you're having kids."