Clocked – dVerse Open Link Week 120 October 29, 2013freyathewriter Here’s my latest entry into the dVerse Open Link – why not take a look at everyone else’s wonderful responses? This is about wanting time to move quickly, and not making the most of now. ***** – Clocked – One month before, or Two weeks until, and I’ll feel better when this, or That has happened. I cross off the days, or Count down the minutes, and Wish for the seconds, or Hours to sweep by. This unpleasant event, or That hard conversation, and I can’t wait for them to pass, or Do I know what I want? Because now I am older, or Wiser than before, and Know that time is fleeting, or Finally realise – That I cannot control time. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
36 thoughts on “Clocked – dVerse Open Link Week 120”
There is nothing to control, for time is constant, standing still. It is us that passes by on our way to where we go. >KB
This is very true. We find this lesson so hard to learn…
Oh this hit home.. time is the one thing we cannot control.. actually thought of Mary’s poem reading this… you seem to be on similar thoughts today. Maybe autumn is the time of year we think most of the change… and the time rolling…
I’ll have to have a look at Mary’s poem – and everybody else’s! Dinner first, though… 🙂
Thank you as always, for reading and commenting.
Ah, really I think it is best to enjoy each moment…probably even the difficult ones…as they are the ONLY time we have, and we will never have that moment again. And, as you said, we really can’t control time anyway. It will pass as fast or as slow as it will.
And we never learn, do we? Or it always seems to take a huge shock to the system that really impresses on us that we only have this moment….
we def can wish our lives away…always looking forward to ther next big thing, missing the moments as they are happening or dismissing them as unimportant, oh but what we miss…..
Indeed we do…
I don’t wish for time to pass by so quickly ~ So many things to do yet ~ And I agree, it is us changing through time, becoming more aware how valuable it is ~
I used to wish the difficult times away – but they also help craft who we are… every moment has something to contribute to our lives!
First time I come across your blog, and it’s a treat!
Thank you, Ana! 🙂
each moment is precious…such a great and vivid reminder.
Indeed it is – thank you.
Oh! Time is furious… it passes away even if we are stagnant. As the old saying goes- Time and tide waits for none. Earlier, we couldn’t touch on the fact but now when we do, it can be agonizing at times.
Thoughtful writing… 🙂
Thank you, HA. ‘Time is furious’ – what a wonderful description!
If only we could control time..but, we cannot so I think it is best to try and enjoy
time and not wish it away..I know easier said than done..interesting poem..
Thank you, Truedessa.
Oh, dear, I find myself thinking like that often… Especially when I am doing my professional work and wishing for poetry instead. Precious and useful reminder.
Yes, it’s the ‘professional work’ part of my life that I catch myself wishing away, although I am better at not doing that than I used to be!
Very nice. It seems as though something better is always lurking in the distance. It’s best to just live in the now. 🙂
A bit like the 3 Billy Goats Gruff wanting to get to the field on the other side of the bridge!
Wise words, and a nice poetic take on it. I could feel the hurry in your words.
Thank you, Shanyn.
that reminds me of the movie where this guy had the remote control and could fast forward or slow down time .. sounds cool on first sight but he ended up missing life in the game… ha..i’m glad we cannot control time though i confess…there are some days i would love to…
Ooh, now that sounds like a film I would like to watch! Yes, it’s probably best that we don’t have that kind of power!
Our world moves so quickly today that even children bemoan the fast passage of time. However, a traumatic event on the horizon that you’re anxious to get behind you can, indeed, slow time.
It’s very sad that children feel this way these days…
We do know how useless it is to wish the time away or to want to go back in time and yet this is exactly what we do, in vain. Your poem is a good reminder that it is a useless pursuit!
Thank you. And yet we still wish time away…
OK – no-one else has commented on it, so I will … smiles. Your patttern of line endings – or, and,or carried through each stanza is really interesting and surprisingly effective. I say surprisingly because full rhyme like this doesn’t usually make for a satisfying poem.
I did wonder if anyone would pick up on the rhyming scheme! I’m glad that you felt it worked – I’ve never tried using the same words for a rhyming pattern of this sort before.
As Tony says the rhyme scheme does work, and I think it does in part because of the subject…those “or”s seem essential.
Thank you, Rowan. Yes, I had hoped that the subject matter meant that the tick and tock rhythm of the or/and would add to the feel. I’m glad you enjoyed it!
We wish it away only to realize that not one moment comes back….. And we can’t ever control it.
Indeed we do. And we fall into the same trap over and over again!