by minute

   time ticks on

  never stopping

  or pausing it moves

   seemingly quicker each day

      one moment racing to the next

     fast-forwarding through the challenges

     wishing for the evenings, the weekends, the holidays,

  the summer, the cooler days, the drier months, hurrying always

  forcing the sand through the neck of the fragile hourglass of time until


until what? What are we racing for? Why is life a competition?

Why are we rushing through our daily routines?

With blinders on we forget to notice

appreciate and enjoy

each moment

each day




4 thoughts on “Time

  1. Love the shape poem! At first, I wondered about your line breaks, but then I realized it made an hourglass. Very cool! And yes, you are so right about time. Sometimes it crawls and other times it flies by!

  2. Love it! It’s so important to slow down, and it’s been a major change in my life recently to do so. Thank you for expressing it so beautifully.

  3. Now that is a cool poem! So much to love! The tempo of the reader, the line placement, that clever visual craft of the lines, and then there is the message. Like I said, so much to love and envy (your talent with words). 🙂

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