Knitting Time

July 2, 2010
By nintendude794 BRONZE, Keller, Texas
nintendude794 BRONZE, Keller, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." "Time is all you have. And one day you might find that you have less than you think." - Randy Pousch

Days by hours and minutes by seconds,
passes time with splendid wonder.
Every stitch an ounce of thought,
many rows some pounds of pondering.
With great care, hands have beckoned;
waves of stitches, a web of thoughts,
they all concur like lightning and thunder.

If you live everyday to its fullest
-as if it were your very last-
someday you'll be proven right.
Tragedy not that life ends so soon,
but that we wait so long to begin it.
We've all been birthed with such great purpose,
to wonderful lifetimes made for living.
Shame when breath is only sustenance,
we go on to live but for nothing.

Years by months and weeks by days,
days by hours and minutes by moments:
we shall leave none to spare,
for just as naked trees lack fruit,
life without living is much too bare.
Luxuries that fulfill our time here
inevitably end up depriving us of it.

Millenia by centuries and decades by years,
months by weeks and days by hours,
all the seconds of every minute
no more than faded memories.
Thought per thought and stitch per stitch,
a knitted scarf is nothing more;
Stitch per stitch and thought per thought,
ideas in flocks like leaves in fall;
a world of wonders all we've got,
so much beauty, all in all.

The author's comments:
This poem is my very first original poem, and it originated as a sort of love note.
Years prior, I've knitted scarves for girls and gifted them in the days before Valentine's Day; this past school year in my English class, a girl asked me to knit her a scarf. I did, at a pace that I would finish in time for Valentine's Day. Through advisory discussions with a couple of my favorite teachers, I had decided that it'd be best not to include this note - the girl and I did not really know each other well. And we still don't.
Whatever my goal was with these scarves, it certainly was not fulfilled. Mistakes become experience, everything moves on - to try again next time.

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on Feb. 3 2012 at 10:41 am
n3xtusplaya DIAMOND, Honolulu, Hawaii
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Favorite Quote:
"It's better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not."

~Luara Moncur

very nice! the description is great!


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