At gathered pace our passing lives.

At gathered pace our passing lives.

A Poem by Gee

How quickly life seems to pass us by.

Life travels now at gathered pace
the present oh so fleeting,
memories and yesterday's
tomorrows now are greeting.

Experience a tardy friend
brings maudling regrets,
each dawning day of "might've beens"
and "too late now" sun sets.

The tick and tock of father time
relentless ne'er will wait,
as ruefully we reminisce
with sadness contemplate.

Life travels now at gathered pace
attire oft' sombre worn,
to farewell say by silent graves
as passing life we mourn.

© 2017 Gee

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This is very beautiful! You have so eloquently captured the passage of time in your words :) Definitely one to add to my favourites.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 Month Ago

Thank you....
I enjoyed this
I love any poem that reflects on how time passes and how we need to live it.
well done I love it

Posted 2 Months Ago


2 Months Ago

Thank you ..
I love the grammar used and the way the whole piece flows and is put together. Keep it up.

Posted 3 Months Ago


3 Months Ago

Thank you..
Simply beautiful! Luckily our words can be timeless, even though we are not. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Posted 4 Months Ago


4 Months Ago

Thank you..
Beautifully done! And oh, so very true. When you reach the age where you go to more funerals than parties you know the sand is running out!

Posted 5 Months Ago


5 Months Ago

Indeed. Thank you
Lyrical and wistfully contemplative poem. Eloquent in word, rhyme and imagery-"The tick and tock of father time"...Gently sad. Beautiful.

Posted 6 Months Ago


6 Months Ago

Thank you Annette
Poetically profound, my friend. This one is a keeper!
Well done!

Posted 6 Months Ago


6 Months Ago

Thank you..
I very much relate to your message & I like the way you've expressed it with realistic descriptions & some nicely-lofty word choices: "the tick and tock of father time" . . . "ruefully we reminisce" . . . Even tho your poem has overtones of sadness, it's not overly depressing, just truthful about this speeding-up of time which we can't avoid! Good job!

Posted 7 Months Ago


7 Months Ago

Thank you Miss B
'.. each dawning day of "might've beens" and "too late now" sun sets. '

In a way, time takes us prisoner - just as love can. First it chases us, then it overtakes us. Thus and so, we're left wondering why we even left home. Seems your finely laid words say the same, sadly yet sincerely.

Posted 8 Months Ago


8 Months Ago

Thank oh Emma

8 Months Ago

Thank you.....
Life travels by so fast, just blink your eyes and it is over. Valentine

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Yep, you wake up one day and wonder where all of the year's have gone. Thank you Valentine

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Added on March 16, 2016
Last Updated on March 25, 2017
Tags: Life, death, yesterday, tomorrow



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