Time Moves

TIME MOVES

Time –

No stopping to look at itself –

Whizzes past –

Past the things on the shelf

Down the driveway and far away

Living to move another day

                      …

And with the watches raised to the eyes

We mutter our impatient conclusions

As though to eliminate our confusion

‘Dear me – look at the time!!’

But we can’t – though we might want

To look at it – and grab it by the lapels

Illusive time smiles while on it’s way

To another day

                      …

Down the road in the bus

It follows us everywhere –

Through elation and despair

                      …

We try to swat-it like a fly

It jumps another hybrid jump

And we follow it to the pump

It’s time for petrol

Now – to pay

Taking ten minutes of our day

                      …

A snow flake falls in winter time

The silent orchestra – sonata sublime

Slicing buttery time into a few seconds

Disappearing into another form

That will soon dry up – taking time

To evaporate

                      …

Off to work you must go –

In on time? Only you know

Often as not perhaps – your excuse to make:

‘There was a hold-up in the traffic

Well you know how much time that takes’

                       …

Times and seasons set within His power

                      …

It’s time to move on –

A shattered relationship at this hour

At the end of a stable period

The shattering appeared – so weird

As you hold the broken pieces

Taking time to find the missing chord

Where is that missing piece – and peace?

                        …

The tragedy of man’s inability to co-exist

Full-on loving – ending in a twist

Time heals wounds – or so they say

But you don’t know what else to pray?

                        …

Time can drift at your designated pace

Boredom sets-in and you scold yourself

– It’s a disgrace –

How much time you have wasted this week

But you are not unique

For many have likewise fallen prey

To times slippery feel – year – month – week – day

                       …

And as the wrinkles start to appear

Saying ‘remember time is still here’

We look in the mirror – but decide to stop

The wrinkles are here below and at the top

                       …

Be more productively involved

In using your time before it ‘evolves’

Into nothingness and unfruitfulness

                       …

It came after eternity that has always been

Subjecting us to it’s constant sway

We try to use it well – but who can really say?

                       …

Of time – there is still much to be addressed

But it won’t hang about until we have suppressed

Our tendency to want to order it right

Before you know it – the day is night

                      …

Anyway – time to take a break

Time does not follow-suit

It’s in every description you care to moot

We can’t escape it – it’s here to stay

                       …

Until the Judgement Day

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