Do you see?
There it goes again
Slipping through my fingers
just like that
like a half heard whisper
the taste of a half remembered kiss
the scent of a childhood memory
buried at the bottom of the chest
beneath a lifetime of laughter, love and loss.
Time waits for no man, so they say,
You can’t go under it, you can’t go over it, you can’t go round it,
you gotta go through it,
careful don’t waste it
don’t spill it
don’t lose it
don’t kill it.
Wrap it up
with knobs on
and a cherry on top
like it’s happy birthday every day.
Before it runs away again
and babes become children become adult become parent become children become
ain’t no stopping it
like a runaway train
clacketty clack clacketty clack
wild horses a-gallop
and freeze framing memories in gold
and wrapping them in love
and rose coloured glasses
and placing them in a locket I wear around my neck
above my heart
I want to slo – mo my life.
Slo- mo the good bits,
like in the movies,
talk . . .ing . . . slow . . . ly . . . .voice . . . deep . . face . . gur . . nee . . inggg .
Fast forward through the dross
and rewind da good times!!!!
And press pause.
Slow down, wait, let me catch my breath,
wait for me.
A million yesterdays make mockery of tomorrow,
while today waits
with baited breath
on her cheek
and a question mark under her tongue.
Oh Time, are you friend or foe?
More relentless than the sea
more elusive than the wind
holder of secrets and memories and promises
grain by grain
ever ticking and tocking
ever marching on
Happy ever after.
The time is Now.
No time like the present.
The greatest gift.
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Another lovely well written piece. Love reading all of this literature xx
At times I am frightened to blink, don’t want to miss anything. Everything I see is so precious, precious just like time.
Lovely words Leah and much love and strength to you x
Bless you thank you for that Anthony.
Beautiful words.Precious memories,precious time.Stay strong Leah
Wow so well writen and so true I have metastatic breast cancer and this is so my world whizzing by as fast as can be I get scared to blink time is rushing so fast but we are still here lots of love & strength from a fellow fighter sharing precious time together ❤
Yet again, thought provoking beautiful words. I find myself thinking more and more about how quickly the years are zipping by. .It’s rush rush rush. . I want it to hush hush hush. Thanks Leah, I will cherish every bit of tomorrow, even the bits I don’t want to do . . Xxx