Timely thoughts..

time offers me no excuses;
from the first light of day
to the last pearly moon rays,
it passes quick as lightning,
silent before the thunder
shifts the balance of my life.

not a chance to stand still,
or introspect life deeper,
no chances when pain rains
to open any umbrellas;
only to steel myself again
face the path of the storm,
become strong and move –
nay – stride on with will.

it joined with life’s travels,
celebrated my victories,
was my solace in defeats;
it mellowed the temper
I inherited from my dad,
it strengthened patience
I inherited from my mom,
inscribed in me, a courage
to battle life’s sorrows,
create joyous tomorrows.

from childhood, I’d vowed
to conquer time one day,
to not let it dictate my life;
yet one fine day, I realized
I couldn’t do that for sure;
time was not to conquer,
but to survive, to endure.

Linked with OctPoWriMo (Day 18, Time) and Sunday Whirl (Wordle #78)

(’12, Oct 18)

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

22 thoughts on “Timely thoughts..”

    • In the adventure of life, aren’t we all warriors, at first against time, and then with it? 🙂 Glad you liked the power I was attempting to portray, Julie. Thank you 🙂

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