A Handful of Moments

A Handful of Moments

A Poem by Neville Pettitt
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Just a thought folks, what do ya reckon?

"

 

 

A Handful of Moments

 

 

If a handful of moments

Is all we have got

 

It would surely be such

a frivolous waste of our time

 

To dwell on a single one of them

Too long

 

Since missed opportunities

Are moments best forgot

 

Or are they not

?

 

 

© 2018 Neville Pettitt


Author's Note

Neville Pettitt
Be strong, be brutal, go on, I dare ya...............................

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I very much enjoy your short & sweet portrayal of the most dreary of all human realizations -- that this gig goes by so dang quickly! *sigh!* Dwelling is a curse, for sure. Being old has been a gift for me, becuz my grinding mind has cleared out & now I'm open & receptive to whatever momentary delights might flit by! *smile* Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

Many thanks Margie, these words of yours truly mean a great deal to this old fella.........Nug on it.. read more
What a wise, wonderful advice. Only if I could make the monkey of a mind of mine quieten in the middle of the night!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

Ah' now wouldn't that be bliss....Cheers my dear friend....N
Mrudula Rani

1 Year Ago

It is a treat to read your poems. All the best.
Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

Likewise..............N x
Yes, but... may I dwell on a few of them almost too long? You are right, of course, and the past cannot be accessed, but only in moments of reflection. All those times I zigged instead of zagged. The girl I should have pursued instead of that other one. Strong and brutal, I may not be.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

Bless you my friend, your time here is much appreciated, I can tell ya..And whilst strong and brutal.. read more
Oh! finally my brain got it! lol, OK, after reading Your thoughts I'm thinking what if life but some handful of moments? I would spend each moment in a special place, no, not to dwell too long in one of them, there is a big message on Your words, You try to tell that we should not be stuck on our place because we will lose many chances that pass by, we must make actions to our life, so we must also learn... from what we have missed before.

Thank You for sharing Your thoughts with us dear friend.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

Hey what a delightful review you have left for me, many thanks indeed......N
I was neither drunk or crazy when i typed my review to and for you.. have no idea why such a garble of words. I'm very sorry. Will repeat and type slowly and pray technology does its job.

Your words remind me of Rabindrinath Tagore, the Bengali poet.. so aware of the all around world..
Your poem's composed wtih gentle phrasing that reads like both song and mild-tempered advice. The meaning of the entire piece guides heart and mind to be aware.. and then, to find sleep. Lovely moments - and more. Missed opportunities are indeed memories best forgot.

(Seems the gremlines are afoot or few, now your response has evaporated!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

I would never have imagined, wished or thought either that you were drunk heaven forbid, or crazy wh.. read more
I found this to be an honest and truthful write... I liked it because it brings a strong question with "Or are they not"? Thanks for sharing Neville..

Posted 1 Year Ago


Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

I am delighted Ghost, many thanks indeed......Neville
We are human, so we keep falling back. Yet, it is pure wisdom that lies in your words.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

Hi Divya, many thank you's, this visit of yours is very welcome and much appreciated......Neville
DIVYA

1 Year Ago

Its a pleasure N. The way you said it is interesting and makes me ponder from either angle.
Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

Success is mine then dear friend........

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