Time,,,, if you will

Time,,,, if you will

A Poem by Trace
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time is not cutting me any slack

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Tell me if you will; how does time stand still

For I find myself on the sidelines watching

As, like a zephyr, it continues to blow right by

And I resemble a lonely participant in a vast audience

Hoping to catch a brief sliver as it seems to ignore my wishes.

 

Tell me if you will; how I missed that boat

For I find myself on the shoreline watching

As the sea keeps pulling the waves back to it

And I watch each one like an opportunity lost

Hoping to dip my toes in for a fleeting moment

 

Tell me if you will; where my life has gone

For I find myself reminiscing the many years passed

As the days grow short and the nights get longer

And I long for those glorious ways of my youth

Hoping dear Lord to just be able to remember them

 

Tell me if you will; how do we make time stand still

For I am not ready for Father Time to ring my bell

As I still have goals and dreams and wishes unfulfilled

And I pray that my mind will continue to think, to create

Hoping that my pen does not run dry before it’s time.


© 2017 Trace



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' For I find myself reminiscing the many years passed ~ As the days grow short and the nights get longer' .. . - even in the Summer.

If only we could re-hash time, fill it with more meaningful days;, add it to the hours we spent thinking about past and present when THAT day was what mattered most. Can only guess that if we were to have been given only a limited time, we would have still sat a while, wondering!.

Your words are strangely powerful tho also touched with sadness, regret or maybe, fatigue.

Tomorrow is truly another day, go find its magic

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Trace

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my poem.
Age age creeps up on me and my bod.. read more



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Often we regret more what we haven't done, than what we did......you have captured so well the aching reality of how we feel when we have missed opportunities........

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Trace

3 Months Ago

Thank you so very much for your wonderful comments on this poem, so sorry I am only now getting aro.. read more
SleeplessVolcano

3 Months Ago

Time slips away......worthy concept for a poem :)
If only there was a pause button in life to enjoy those wonderful moments a little longer ... Time waits for no one my friend so lets do this! :) Wonderfully penned, Trace ... :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Trace

1 Year Ago

Yes, Yes, let do this together, life is too short not to enjoy it with others.

Th.. read more
Tiana

1 Year Ago

you are very welcome ... my pleasure always :)
' For I find myself reminiscing the many years passed ~ As the days grow short and the nights get longer' .. . - even in the Summer.

If only we could re-hash time, fill it with more meaningful days;, add it to the hours we spent thinking about past and present when THAT day was what mattered most. Can only guess that if we were to have been given only a limited time, we would have still sat a while, wondering!.

Your words are strangely powerful tho also touched with sadness, regret or maybe, fatigue.

Tomorrow is truly another day, go find its magic

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Trace

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my poem.
Age age creeps up on me and my bod.. read more
The Father we all have issues with. Time...
Things become more urgent as the years pass.
The desire to do certain things before time runs out.
I really think we should be starting our bucket lists much sooner.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Trace

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful comments on my poem.

Trace.
i found my path so late in life...and didn't get to start doing what i love until many years of mine had passed...now i too am wishing for the years to slow down...slow down, s l o w d o w n.

related to this muchly...

j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Trace

1 Year Ago

I so relate... My mother (she is 90) gave me a shirt that says on the front: "WHEN I WAS A KID, I WA.. read more
Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

I have a T shirt that says, "The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune" 🎶
dear Trace... Time is of essence... "And when I grow too old to dream, I'll have you to remember... 🎼🎶💕". Beautiful waves of life and the sea that pulls us into shore only to return with the tide. truly, Pat

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Trace

1 Year Ago

Thanks Pat for your wonderful incite and comments on this piece.

Trace
I've often wished we could rewind time, not to change anything, but to embrace what once used to be. You've penned this with the very fabric of all our lives, Trace, and it couldn't read more profoundly than it does!

It's good seeing you again...take care and don't be a stranger!



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Trace

1 Year Ago

Thank you so very much for your wonderful compliments on my work.

Trace
A deep and nostalgic write. Loved the second stanza. I think the poetic affliction calls for thoughts like that at a seashore. Enjoyed end to end.

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Trace

1 Year Ago

Thank you so very much, your comments and compliments are greatly appreciated.

Trac.. read more
We grow older and the calendar pages fly out the window even faster than they did when we were younger. We can not stop time, but we can make the most of every second we are given. Such a reflective write....and mature. (I mean that as a compliment!) "Hoping to dip my toes in for a fleeting moment" delicious line! Trace, so happy to read you again. Lydi**

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Lydia

1 Year Ago

Nope, four hours south of there....sorry.
Trace

1 Year Ago

we are going on a first time cruse from port canaveral
Lydia

1 Year Ago

You will LOVE it!!! On Carnival Cruises? If you email me privately, I will give you all the info y.. read more
"As I still have goals and dreams and wishes unfulfilled

And I pray that my mind will continue to think, to create

Hoping that my pen does not run dry before it’s time."

Very good poem on reflection and meaning of time and life in general. Every human gives value to certain things. Time is golden to some and to others it is a waste. Some make use of it to their full advantage and potential, others just waste it. An excellent take...:)...................

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Trace

1 Year Ago

Trying to wax prophetic. I am so glad you liked it.
Thanks for reading and commenting, much.. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

You are welcome. ....:::::)))))

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