The Hourglass

December 23, 2009
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Time--- represented by 31,536,000 grains of sand.
Each equal to the value of a second.
I did the math--- that's an entire year.
Each new year the hourglass is flipped,
restarting the cycle of gliding sand.
A tiny crack in the hourglass
lets a few precious grains escape.
Unnoticeable at the moment, but years
down the road
I might check and find that I have
lost time.
Left with only 86,400 grains left.
Only half a day...

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ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 7, 2010 at 6:12 am
I like it. Its speaking to me. It is poetry. Keep writing.=)
RonCame1993 replied...
Apr. 7, 2010 at 12:33 pm
Thanks! =)
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