Vacuum

Vacuum

A Poem by Rita L. Sev
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So, where DOES time go?

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I’m convinced my vacuum cleaner

has gotten too much power;

it’s not just picking up the dirt,

it’s sucking up the hours.

 

They must be trapped inside ~

I’ll search each crevice in it

until I find all that lost time,

and reclaim every minute.

 

Wouldn’t it be wonderful,

a grand cosmic maneuver,

to answer “Where does time go?”

with “It’s just inside the Hoover.”


© 2013 Rita L. Sev



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Rita this was a fun write! I find there are far too many 'time sucks' in life. I'm so glad to have some time to myself because school is out (at least until August) :) Trying to catch up on all of the read requests I missed.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

3 Years Ago

Hi, Sharon! Glad to see you! Yes, I know what you mean about school - looking forward to a few wee.. read more
You can recycle almost anything . Almost anything but TIME . Once its lost its gone . Japanese Robotics makes concept robotic maid to do house chores so human can make up for lost time . And human task can be alloted and appropriated for higher means and higher interest . Very nice Ms Rita . You have used a simple household vacuum to inspire thought provoking question and insights .

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

In every simple item, there is more than meets the eye... this, I believe, is the essence of poetry... read more
Whimsical, charming, a five star starring. It's funny because this made me think of last weekend when I had to take the vacuum apart to fix the fact that it was hardly sucking.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Hmmm... did you find any lost moments in there? ;) Thanks, Mike!
Michael G. Smith

4 Years Ago

I don't understand the question?
Clever write , time and the Hoover !

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

:) Thanks, Moon!
great stuff......So that is why it takes so much time to clean up.....

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Exactly... :) Thanks, Doc!
hahahahahaha too funny love it

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Glad to give a laugh! Thank you!
I could not agree more!! I want to know where all my time has gone too....it sure didn't just magically disappear. There must be reasons, some answers!! You have a wonderful way of capturing deep, serious questions and situations with wit and humor. Loved this one!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thank you - I try to make the "deep" easy to get to... :)
I think you should get together with Professor Stephen Hawkings, as you may have invented the first ever 'Time machine !!

A funny and very clever wee poem ! Magnifico !!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Ha! I like that idea! Thank you so much, Tom.
Oh, would that it be that easy to reclaim my missing hours. Nicely done, I enjoyed.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

I keep checking... I think the cat keeps getting there first. Darn nine lives...
Rita, I've so often asked the same question....thank you for answering the question of time.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

I aim to answer the lofty queries... :)

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