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Time………

Another for the ‘One Day’ prompt.

time

One day is no more than a number,

That is marked by the hands on a clock,

And tomorrow will never be longer,

Than the yesterdays of which we forgot.

*

We have twenty four hours to ponder,

If the path we have travelled is true,

Or perhaps the road over yonder,

Is the place where we live life anew.

*

So few precious minutes of memories,

Of love and of life and of laughter,

Where we grieve for lost possibilities,

And we search for our long ever after.

*

Seconds they go in the blink of an eye,

Just moments in time that we miss,

Like the fluttering wings of a butterfly,

Or the touch of hot breath in a kiss.

*

For one day is no more than a number,

And life is just the counting of time.

A conundrum to solve before slumber,

And a mountain we mortals must climb.

About helenmidgley

Helen Midgley likes to think of herself as a cross between Dawn French and Kate Moss. She has been in the witness protection programme for a number of years and once lived in Brighton as a bearded mechanic called Dave! Her current incarnation is as a part-time Journalism & Media tutor at a small FE College in Yorkshire. She has survived cancer, dandruff and athlete’s foot and has a penchant for black humour and red wine.

11 comments on “Time………

  1. Great poem and so true. Love how you say that days are made up of numbers.

  2. I love this piece. 🙂 Really love it. Thanks for sharing

  3. Love this. It reads like the ticking of a clock, like a metronome even, rhythmic and well-balanced. With a lovely message too. Great!x

  4. Really enjoyed this poem. 🙂

  5. “…And life is just the counting of time. A conundrum to solve before slumber,…” This is beautiful. Nice poem, Helen.
    I’m hoping all is well for you. I’m off and on this month.
    Ellespeth

    • Thanks Ellespeth 🙂 My mojo seems to be wavering a bit at min too, although I’ve registered for NaNoWriMo for Nov so hoping to get it back for then. I may change my mind yet, lol. 🙂

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