Time is...

Time is...

A Poem by Glen's not so clean slate

As they say, time is unkind... Lol

'Twas time, drove us apart
'Twas time, healed all the wounds

Time, that fell through
these wrinkly, leathery
And stole that which was once
Pure and youthful

Dearest time,
My oldest friend
My lover, mine enemy
Please, may I have
Just a little bit more
Of thy sweetest gift

For in the morn,
There were good times
And time flew, like a bird
Probably a seagull
With haste
But in the the dawn
the midnight hour
Time dragged like fingernails

Time is a purple moon
Time is a silver spoon
Time is but a tarot card
and I am a gypsy

Time is mostly black and white
With sparse hues of
Deepest blue and red

Time is an ocean
Time is a purple flower
Time is but an unmade bed
A sweater not yet knitted
A tea not yet sweetened

Time how I adore thee
Yet time how I loathe thee
Time is a cruel mistress
And the lord jesus Christ is her whip
Time is a lie
And lest we forget
Lies lies lies make baby Jesus cry cry cry
Time is but the chariot
Takes us to our final destination
All will be revealed
In time. . . .

© 2017 Glen's not so clean slate

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Amazing poetry.
"Time how I adore thee
Yet time how I loathe thee
Time is a cruel mistress
And the lord jesus Christ is her whip
Time is a lie "
I enjoyed the complete poem. The above lines. Hard and true verse written. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.

Posted 6 Months Ago

Thanks all for your kind reviews and insightful ideas regarding 'time'.

Posted 6 Months Ago

Eloquent, elegant wordage, beautifully flowing in free-fall form. Striking, original imagery and metaphors for time-last verse filled with spirituality, anger, pain..."time is a cruel mistress"-yes i feel this in every word and line. Deeply moving and Masterful poem-Kudos!

Posted 6 Months Ago

time certainly can be a cruel mistress.....she takes what we can give her----she gives little back----she strains relationships....she keeps us too busy trying to catch up....get what we can get done with little of her to spare---she smiles as we fight against her...and then she leaves us with nothing....


Posted 6 Months Ago

"dragged like fingernails"
I love this expression and many more in this piece of yours. I like the gentle rhythm too. I guess time is unkind but maybe we're more to it than vice versa... I enjoyed reading this. Well penned (:

Posted 6 Months Ago

Time is many things and many of your lines could lead to poems of their own.
I like your thoughts and ideas... more please :)

Posted 6 Months Ago

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Added on August 27, 2017
Last Updated on September 5, 2017
Tags: Time, moon, death, faith, hope


Glen's not so clean slate
Glen's not so clean slate


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