Time is an Enigma

Time is an Enigma

A Poem by Norman 223

Time is…..Past, Present, Future, Forever.

We say it’s of the essence  -  yet where’s it’s taste or smell?

There are hands of Time, but never legs

Yet it marches on quite well.

And another small anomaly, which will always irritate

Is that we say that Time has length,

But no width,  or depth, or weight.

And, as for our baser instincts

We can even dare

To beat Time,  lose Time, sometimes even kill Time

But, Time is always there.


And then exception proves the rule

In a way that’s quite sublime

 For when someone says…. Do you think you could……?.                  

That’s when there isn’t any time

© 2021 Norman 223

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'.. wich will always irritate ~ Is that we say that Time has length, ~ But no width, or depth, or weight. ' How very true is that.. apparently. Made me laugh! Time's always fascinated me, mainly cos it's there but invisible.. could be creepy but is, surely, a very welcome visitor?

Superb meter, superb concept, original thought, hints of wit: more than a finely conceived and presented poem, sir!

Posted 1 Week Ago

Norman 223

1 Week Ago

Thank you Emma. But have you ever considered that it could be a new trading system. After all we .. read more
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I always find it interesting that we want more time and yet we use it so poorly.
Brilliant write my poet friend.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

Norman 223

1 Week Ago

Apologies Mary, I have only just found this review and have wasted no further time in acknowledging.. read more
No matter what we do, time goes forward like a steam roller. Merciless, implacable, yet full of possibilities

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

Norman 223

1 Week Ago

So true, Kaylor. The problem is do we recognise those possibilities in time.....?
I just love this....

I agree with Sam....as kids days lasted forever, as older adults, they just fly by.
Time is not really our friend...
great Poem, Norman.

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jacob erin-cilberto

4 Weeks Ago

Okay, I swear I won't, sir. :)))
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Norman 223

4 Weeks Ago

Ah You must be the Two Gentlemen of Corona,
Your touching respect for this confused old fe.. read more
The attributes we assign to time (and many other things) sometimes don't fit so well. When young, I wanted time to pass quickly and always thought there was too much of it in front of me. Now, I wish I'd savored every second of its slow parade. Just think, Norm--if we were Redwoods, we'd still be in diapers. Good writing, my friend. It makes me think.

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Norman 223

4 Weeks Ago

Thanks Jacob. I wonder whether this discourse could be translated into Other languages. I'm sure .. read more
Norman 223

4 Weeks Ago

Thanks Sam. I have photo of myself as a baby with my.parents. I looked so miserable I feel sure tha.. read more

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Added on January 27, 2021
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Norman 223
Norman 223

Essex UK, United Kingdom

Now, having reached the age of 89 I'm still trying to write as an optimistic exercise in keeping senility at bay, although I reluctantly have to accept age,unreliable memory, pacemakers and synthet.. more..


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