The Essence of Time

March 31, 2012
By JuanV BRONZE, Bolingbrook, Illinois
JuanV BRONZE, Bolingbrook, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” Robert McCloskey


To question time is man’s forgotten love.
And such it yields more pleasured utterance.
Lost chasing an unattainable dove.
Left with the sense of profound sufferance.
Stumped in a loop of constant persistence.
Forever tempting his decided fate.
Clocks tick with a count of indifference.
With twisted thoughts he can not concentrate.
An offbeat heartbeat as the hands reach out.
He’s fearing what he doesn’t understand.
Taking the deal with a handshake of doubt.
At last glance it’s a distorted black hand.
Now old with the lost visions of his past.
The last phrase spoken “life goes by too fast.”


The author's comments:
This piece was meant to symbolize the underlying meaning behind the duration of life. Many times I find myself wondering how people, including myself, forget just how important time is. So I wanted this sonnet to be somewhat of a reminder to me on just how vital every minute of our lives are.

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