Monday, October 7, 2013

Time Stops for No One

image by crilleb50


time stops for no one 
but if i
sit down and freeze
blink neither eye
lock up my hands
and curl my toes
into the ground
who really knows
perhaps the rush
of time will end
till i can catch
my second wind

or do i merely
clutch at straws
full knowing time
has teeth and claws

the daisies are
no safety clause



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23 comments:

Helen said...

Don't want to burst your (lovely) bubble ... time will not stop ~ for anyone or anything. I enjoyed this.

Laurie Kolp said...

Love how the quick pace reflects the passage of time.

Kim Adams Morgan said...

Time certainly does have teeth and claws sometimes, doesn't it? This is lovely!

Leovi said...

Delicious poem! Very interesting your view of time! Greetings!

Grandma Honey said...

I can relate to this one too well! Lately I've been feeling borderline panic because time moves so swiftly....like there must be SOME way to slow it down!

R. Burnett Baker said...

Very thoughtful. But I wonder if we can learn to stop for time??

Brian Miller said...

i dont think you can burrow those toes deep enough...and those that try to fight the passage of time surely get the teeth and claws...

Karen Mortensen said...

Great poem.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What wonderful word pictures you painted with this poem.

mindlovemisery said...

Excellent job and the quick pace gave the impression that time does not wait

yaya said...

When my Mom was visiting I kept thinking about time..looking at her and realizing that she has aged..gracefully...yet not without the problems like falls, and breaks and eyesight and hearing loss. She lead a simple but remarkable life. I admire her fighting spirit against those "teeth and claws"! I hope to be as vigilant because time is grabbing at me too!

Ames said...

I want to be free of time. It is such a constraint on me. I like stretching light a cat,breathing deep, and letting go of time.

Karen S. said...

Bravo, excellent magpie, it stirs deeply. I could feel the bite, and that's me you hear crying, ouch!

EG CameraGirl said...

As we age do we worry more and more about the passing of time...or will we eventually enter into a stage where we accept time and what it does to us? I wonder.

karen said...

Lately I have felt exactly like that. So far I haven't found any way around it, except to not let it catch me up in Crazy Town. Tomorrow will come and I can pick up whatever I was doing today again. When time shows it's teeth I try not to flinch, but instead lay on extra essential oil in a lovely scent!

Amy said...

:D if only. What a sweet poem. I think it embodies the wish of most people's hearts. Especially for mothers!

Kutamun said...

Wonderful things, these second winds......thanks for this one

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Sue, you have a gift for bringing words together into your lovely poetry.

Ah yes, if time would but a moment stop..."to catch my wind"...or stop, to relish in a moment of the happy times with those that have passed...or with the memories of times with any of our dear loved ones.

Blessings & Aloha!
I am visiting our grand baby, so will not be posting this week...maybe next or then again, maybe not til I get back in 3 weeks. ...but I wanted to be sure to stop and catch up with the T posts. (time stopping for me to catch up with blog visits would be helpful too :o)

Sue J said...

'time has teeth and claws' - love it!

LeAnn said...

I don't know how you do it; but you continue to just amaze me. I am sure I have mentioned before you need to publish a book of poetry
Blessings!

Cheryl Kanenwisher said...

That's me!!

Kristin Klein said...

I will have to give this one a try, as I would agree time continues to roll on at break neck speed :)

Kristin

Donna said...

So glad we only have to deal with time on earth....although in will miss my lovely watch

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