Monday, August 23, 2010

Precious Time - August 23, 2010


Precious Time

You earnestly plea with precious time to slow down just a bit
So you can accomplish more in your day
Holding tightly to his swinging hands in desperation
To place another second into play

Your attempts to slow him down he finds quite endearing
Smiling at you from his spinning face
Wondering if you even recall your pleas of yesterday
Crying that his hands were stuck in place

Precious time seems to always swiftly fly right past you
When you find you are running late
His hands are spinning round, faster and faster
Accelerating more, if you hesitate

Precious time slows for no one, nor does he accelerate
He passes by us constantly, the same
Laughing at all the fickle faces there, staring at his hands
Which not a one of them, is able, to tame

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

13 comments:

Eric Alder said...

"You're older than you've ever been
and now you're even older...
and now you're even older...
and now you're even older...
You're older than you've ever been
and now you're even older...
and now you're older still."
- "Older" by They Might Be Giants

WORD VERIFICATION: reelo
DEFINITION: How I feel after reading this.

BBB said...

So true, Neva! There's days I wish time would speed by and days I wish had more hours! Yes, we are fickle!

lorilynn said...

i can most definitely relate to this one. as i have gotten older seems time is going by faster. when i am in a task seems like there is not enough time in the day to do all you want to do. perfect prose describing time.

Kate Smedley said...

The older you get, the worse it seems to get...! So true and so wonderfully written.

kdpgrahi said...

A
very good poem as other poems of the much celebrated author.

Jonie said...

I'm always chasing time ... wonderfully written, Neva!

Brian Miller said...

wonderful poem neva...they fly by all the more the older i get i feel...cherish every moment...

ensemble5 said...

Beautiful poem Neva... The time elapsing... which amounts more.. .that moves if quickly as a gust of wind... I liked the way so you the projected Neva..

SuziCate said...

This is fabulous. Time waits for no one! I love the picture! Where do you find your graphics? They are always so suitable to your posts. They are some of the loveliest I've seen on blogs.

Neva Flores said...

Thank you Suzi. I am on stumbleupon.com We find art on the internet that is beautiful beyond belief here. We also find wonderful blogs here. That is how I found you.

she said...

Time goes by so fast for me,too. Looking back and looking forward seems to make it go even faster. I guess that's why they say, "there is no time like the present"

revivor said...

wonderful use of time reading this poem

tracyhsays.com said...

Well done, Neva...your "timing" is impeccable. The poem is very good...my attempt at humor, maybe not so. :)