Time (Poetry Block 52)

There is never enough,

yet there is plenty.

Even when you’ve paused,

it continues.


Whatever holds you back,

please, let it go.

It is soon to wither in the wind.


It is precious,

you must take care of it.

Once it is lost,

it cannot be retrieved.


Be careful of unspoken words,

because even silent words collect dust.

Don’t wait to speak what’s on your mind.


Cherish the moment, in the here and now.

What is past has passed.

But what lies ahead may change.


Embrace often.

Love always.


This gift should not be taken lightly.

Use it wisely.

Because once it slips from your hands,

there is no return to sender.


For this is Time.


Poet’s Thoughts:

One of the many poems featured in the next poetry collection, Poetry is Not Dead (Release Date: June 19th, 2019).  The poem, “Time” really represents how we should be grateful for having it, and not abusing it.  If we have unresolved issues or pending feelings, they should all be placed on the table.  There shouldn’t be any holding back, because we aren’t guaranteed tomorrow, or even today.  If you are angry at someone, calmly explain to the person, why.  If someone has made you sad, explain to the person, why.  Communication plays such a vital role in relationships and it is important to be able to communicate to all parties involved.  But, there is always a kinder way to express your feelings.  One shouldn’t attack someone because they once felt attacked, this makes you just as bad as them.  Instead, tell that person why you felt attacked because words, as well as actions, can easily become misconstrued.  Pushing someone away or ignoring them doesn’t help any situation, I believe talking about it does.  However, I do understand people need “time”, but don’t take up too much of it.  Regret is a harsher pill to swallow if you don’t speak now to people that have either wronged you or have helped you.  For the same amount of time you take to be angry at someone, really take the time to change the situation for the better, because for that, there is time.  It is easier to stay mad at someone and keep them at distance.  But damage is caused over time and cannot be replaced.  So, why hold it in?  Why not talk about it while you still have the time to do so?



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