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Quiet Calculations

Quiet Calculations

A Chapter by Ana Papaya
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I am lost in quiet calculations

computing the odds
of you and I adding up to something 

more than words

heart half full and half empty

but still room for plenty 

I’m calling in an emergency

dear God please save me

I’m collecting time in a basket
keeping close all I have lost

and my basket, like my heart

is half full, half empty 

half way out of time

and done with this life

half way done it wrong

but I’ve got time to get it right

 

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© 2018 Ana Papaya



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It sounds to me like we both have the same calculator! ; ) Here's hoping we have the time to get it right!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Ana Papaya

1 Month Ago

:) thanks Kelly
Life isn't a competition between positive and negative activity - if it were, there's be absolutely no time for living! Surely we do what we do, sometimes carefully, sometimes rashly, but, in order to live - to have a reason for getting out of bed of a morning, we need take care as we take chances.. and let fate do what it will. Or turn face to the wall and suck thumb. Perhaps. Love is life, loving another is more than.. wait too long and end up wondering... and then again, the wall beckons.. / Use that time to it right or make memories if things don't quite go to plan... in which case.. learn by.. whatever and like the spider try, try again! Fine thoughts, very coherently but beautifuly laid before your reviewers to think about, only too willingly. (Ana)

Posted 1 Month Ago


Ana Papaya

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for that emmajoy :)
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emmajoy

1 Month Ago

Just read it again, hope it makes sense, hope you understand what i've tried to 'say' am apt to ramb.. read more
Having the time to get it right excludes all regrets if one is lucky.

Nice writing.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Ana Papaya

1 Month Ago

yeah, so true. thanks very much! :)
I enjoyed this beautiful poem. Half empty or half full, an optimist would take that half full glass and work on it. Nicely done. Life needs to be worked at. Nothing comes easy.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Months Ago

Thank you Chris :)
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

You are welcome :))
I haven't found a calculator yet that can calculate the odds of if, but I also haven't written a last verse as compact and powerful, which says it all really, doesn't it. Have way done if we are lucky, but there is always time for those little conundrums to click into place.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Months Ago

Thanks Lorry :)
Lorry

2 Months Ago

You're welcome :)
Time, time, time...always time to get it right. I like the optimism in this. Your poetry is always so special and real and relatable. Super cool.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

Hi James, thank you! :) So great to see you and thank you for your nice comments always.
This is another beautiful message from you! Wow! I must be on a roll, when it comes to picking from your plentiful archives of creativity. I am captivated by your words & this reminds me so much of how life goes. It’s never a clear-cut case of anything. We always have to grapple with the pros & cons, hoping we make the right moves. Your words illustrate this feeling of being perplexed yet still finding cause for confidence. That last line is a brilliant ending as we all have time . . . (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

Thank you Margie, I really appreciate your comment so much. :) Always much wisdom in your words.
I know about those quiet calculations, but my arithmetic is usually way off and my half full is really three quarter empty... go figure... but Ana, if I have learned anything in life it's that it is never too late to try again.... I saw a movie the other night (sorry forgot the name) but there was this line in it about mistakes made, and it was something like it doesn't matter how many times you get knocked down, it only matter how many times you get back up.... so Ana, get up off your butt and go kiss the guy.. er… I mean... get it right... er… oh hell, this is me talking and now its up to seven eights wrong... ;0)
besides, the poem is way more than right, it's amazingly good....

Posted 3 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

Lol. :) Thank you. I've missed your reviews. So great to see you here!
No reason to look back and feel regret. Life is not in the rear view mirror. Know what you did wrong and go on. Great introspection here. I especially liked this line... "I’m collecting time in a basket." Nice to read you, Ana. Lydi**

Posted 3 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much Lydi. :)

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