Time Goes On

Time Goes On

A Poem by D.M. Thornton

Written September 01, 2016


Time goes on,

Seconds turn to minutes turn to hours turn to days,

Yet I'm still stuck here,

Listening to the same angsty teen music my mom listened to over 18 years ago.

The years pass by,

One after another with no sense of direction,

Yet I'm still stuck here,

Reading the same books I fell in love with back in middle school.

Friends become strangers,

They disappear just as quickly as they come,

Yet I'm still stuck here,

Perpetually wondering why I was always the first one to be left behind.

Life continues,

Change is the only thing that stays the same,

Yet I'm still stuck here,

Apparently my brain didn't get the memo.

My feet are stuck where I stand in the present,

My brain is scrambled like eggs from thinking about the future,

My music taste never left the early 2000's,

And I'm scared of what comes next.

But time goes on,

We grow up,

And at some point in life,

We have to turn to the next chapter and continue our story.

I just don't know if I'm ready to turn the page yet.

© 2016 D.M. Thornton

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Added on November 24, 2016
Last Updated on November 24, 2016
Tags: Freeverse, Poetry, Late, Night, Thoughts


D.M. Thornton
D.M. Thornton

Branson, MO

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