Monday, November 10, 2014

Time-trouble




PAD Challenge day 10:For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) Trouble,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and write the poem.



How many times do we say I love you,
Take care, be careful, drive safe, see you soon
Hello, good-bye, trust in God above you
I can’t believe another year is gone…?

How many times do we try to linger
Over a moment that simply will not
Tasting the essence of timeless lessons
Traversing echoes with hungering thought?

How many times do we wish for what isn’t,
Long for what wasn’t while holding what is?
How many times do we retrace our footsteps
Trying to find what no longer exists?

How many times without slight intention
Do our best intentions fritter through our reach? 
Head, heart and hands are in constant rebellion
Too stubborn to learn what Time wants to teach

How many times do we wade through flowers
Wasting the hours that weep to the air?
How many times do we wish for more Time
While through our fingers it runs unaware?

How many times do we say I love you,
Take care, be careful, drive safe, see you soon
Hello, good-bye, trust in God above you
I can’t believe another year is gone…?

© Janet Martin
 

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