Time is Now

I was always in a rush when younger

Wanted to grow up fast

Eager to experience life

Live with no restrictions

Life seemed best in adulthood

Time seemed to crawl back then!

Then got busy taking time in my hand

Making moments memorable

Travelling, meeting, living, capturing

Living it up as it was called,

I was foolish enough to think

Time was in my grip!

Gripping those photos in my hand later

I try to recall those times

I can’t remember if I had fun

Or how it felt then

Engrossed in preserving

posterity pics

I forgot to live in those moments!

Moments go fleeting by

The realisation hits me hard

I can’t hold time in my hands

I can’t still it, am not time’s lord

When sight and memory fail

Words and photos will scant hold the time!

Time is now, in the present

I try not to forget this fact

No longer foolhardy or reckless

I live each moment fully

Totally immersed in each activity

As I live my life daily!

Daily I savour each word I read

Each morsel I put in my mouth

Each caress fills me with ecstasy

Each moment is fully lived

Living mindfully everyday

I no longer compete with time!

Time will not stop for me

I accept these circumstances

So I do what best I can do

I’ve made peace with the fact

Living the way I want to live

Sure, time can’t stop me from doing that!

Day 20: Time stands still

#OctPoWriMo

44 thoughts on “Time is Now

  1. this realisation only comes with life experience, we all have to live it, when life is young and new we want to capture it, not realising it will continue to be there and the same for the next generation. we all have our time under the sun and a time to slow down, your poem is like an advice poem for the ones who come after you.

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  2. I love this! Very poignant. So worried about preserving time we forget to live. Like an amateur photographer always looking through his lens and not experiencing the beauty of what he is actually seeing. πŸ™‚πŸ’•

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      1. Oh do I hate bucket lists and selfies. Saw that recently in Italy, where there are the most amazing things to see and everyone was taking selfies just to show they were there. Instead of spending time soaking in the art, it was all about them in front of the art. So sad πŸ˜”

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  3. Oh, how true this is. I spent eight days away and only took about two dozen pictures, the rest of my time was spent observing the geography and people around while sharing it with great company. The memories I made are with me now, never to be forgotten and I have just enough photos to remind me that what the places looked like. Your wisdom oozes from your pen, dear Punam. I love everything about this from it’s sentiment to how it flows. Here’s to living within the time we have left for (as you said) for time can’t stop us from living. πŸ™‚

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    1. I am so glad these words are finding resonance. I guess there comes a stage when we realise, this truly is IT!
      I am sure you have come back with beautiful memories living each moment as it was meant to.
      Thank you so very much and may we all live each moment as it was meant to, by immersing ourselves in it.

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      1. I believe all the things you write resonate with your readers. Yes, I believe many of us realize that time is finite and that we should live it to the fullest. I try to do this all the time but I did it more so during my short vacation.

        You are kindly welcome, my friend. I tip my coffee mug to you and perpetual immersing of ourselves in moments – cheers πŸ™‚

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  4. Well said Punam! I felt that same way as a kid, I couldn’t wait to be an adult. Then becoming an adult, I’ve learned how precious time really is and I strive each day to live in the moment, mindfully living to the fullest I can. πŸ’• πŸ™‚

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  5. There is such a strong resonance in this timely poem. I come from a small village and grew up with such bohemian air, but time was a wonderful teacher. Taught me many things to rein in many ambitious desires. Your poem took me down memory lane. Beautiful expressed πŸ™‚

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