Time Please!

Time Please!

A Poem by Candle in the wind
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Just an attempt to come to terms with the passage of time...

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Time has a healing touch
Eases away pain
With its embalming caress
While it passes by
Fades away trauma
Buffers shock and wounds
 
Time creates memories
Evokes nostalgia
Lends vintage charm
Nurtures and matures
Comes to a standstill in moments of epiphany
 
Time flies imperceptibly
Does not seem enough
Slips out of our fingers
Can’t be clasped
Nor held at bay
 
Yet time hangs heavily
When there isn’t much to do
It is a nightmare in sleepless anxiety
When listlessness torments
It creeps like a snail
 
 Time creates chasms
Between generations
In relationships
Between hearts
Changing lifestyles and tastes
 
Time evolves beauty
Greater depths of understanding
Or etches cruel lines and wrinkles
Marring the radiance of youth
It withers and makes frail
 
Ruins bear witness
To the ravages of time
Mere shadows of the past
Evoking forgotten tales and melodies
Resonance of long lost echoes
Buried in the elapsed years
 
 
‘In time’ is effective
‘On time’ is optimum
‘Within’ time is efficient
‘Out of time’ is irrelevant
‘With time’ is adapting
Keeping pace with change
 
 
Time taken is spent
Time lived is cherished
Time lost is regretted
Time saved is gained
Time given returns
Time out game is over!
  
Time can make or mar
Let’s move ahead with time
Or beyond its constraints

© 2008 Candle in the wind


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You really have done "Time" justice here in your beautifully worded poem. You really showcase your talent here with every carefully chosen and placed word. I really enjoy the various ways you play with time wording in your third and second to last stanzas. A powerful ending as well. Every line from start to finish is extraordinary! This is going right to my favorites--right on time!

Posted 12 Years Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.




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this is one of the best...i usually dont get water in my eyes when reading..but i did with this one. it kind of struck home with the whole time thing. you never know when someones time is up. i really like the picture on top. this one is going in my fav spot. im glad to have read this. cant wait to read more from you. thanks!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this is One of the best poems I have read on time
loved it, your words flow from the heart and soul
embracing time in perspective
makes the reader feel what you are feeling at the moment
Speaks wisdom on many levels.
Thank you for sharing such.
Regards.


Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Excellent! I do believe you have captured every compassionate feeling through the time of reading this TOO AWESOME!!
CHINGCHING

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


I can hear the pendulum swing now...very good, thorough look at time and its crucial yet troubling effects.

Excellent...

Daniel

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

What a beautifully constructed tribute to Time! Father Time would be so proud! Very appropriately worded. Very conceptually prepared and very masterfully written. Great job! Thank you for taking the time to share it with us! I loved it and, in fact, I am going to save it in my Favorites and read it again, when I have the time!

Posted 11 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Such deep truths so eloquently stated.. I lovethe richness that the poem enails and the lessons it evokes!

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Great poem the hands on life's clock ticks every second, minute and hour on our time's watch, live each moment with joy and happiness, it can move at a rapid pace so catch all the moments and embrace everything, Shelly

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

pondering the notion of time certainly draws the reader to a heightened state of thought,
your words a engaging, and delving, as well the way you bring new perspectives to light, like,
well like the entire piece which is knowledgable in way of general insight and understanding
the dynamics of the passing of time, the measure of existance, the last line is the cap,
because it's true, "Time Please".. a perfect title, which gives the entire image an abstract,
artistic outlook, punctuated by well chosen wording, the form conforms to your thoughts
beautifully, and i found this poem to be a pleasure to read, real food for thought, thanks


Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Simple yet.....very involving.....
all i can say is.... 'twas a beautiful poem.....


Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Time...the enemy for most mortals is very well represented here. Extremely clever in its delivery. My goodness you are a terrific writer and every writer is better for skilled observation, and you have that in abundance.
"Ruins bear witness To the ravages"...not only ruins bear witness...so does our skin when time marches accross our faces!
Great literary piece...
Helen :)

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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