A Poem by Jonathan Bryant Dean

As Time goes by we know, we’ve less left know than when we first begun.
Time goes so slowly when we are young, but now it flies away.

As time goes by we learn, best years of our life are the ones to come.
As children we are so immortal, the facts of life didn’t get in the way.

So now that we have aged, let us still retain a touch of immortality,
With what have learned, imagine what dreams we can attain today,

Remember today as you go, for if time flies now at our middle age,
Time still will seem so slow, as it flies away, it will still fly away.

© 2010 Jonathan Bryant Dean

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It's a poem about remembrance, about marking the passing of time, as it passes. The wise and practical poet suggests an attitude to loss while acknowledging that nothing can be done about it.

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Posted 8 Years Ago

So very true. Wise words, Jonathon. Great write!

Posted 9 Years Ago

This write here is so true. Love the wisdom you have bestowed here.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Being of middle age, i find this to be so true. It would be futile for me to sit and pine away for days of my youth when the days were endless and tomorrow seemed so far away. But when i look back on all that time behind me, i realize i am having the time of my life now, and as time does fly by it does seem to have slowed down. great writing and well detailed observations...

Posted 10 Years Ago

I'm still in highschool but it seems quite true about time passing quickly as you grow older. When i first read this pem the style caught me at times and I reread some lines. It gives this piece a unique style! I like it very much! :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

This poem is so very true. We need to make the most of our time on this earth. I love the song with this one. Thanks Jonboy!

Posted 10 Years Ago

It seems yesterday was Christmas, Sunday will be Easter. A little over three months to a mortal. A lifetime to the Christ. Time is relative is it not.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Jonathan Bryant Dean
Jonathan Bryant Dean

Middletown, OH

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