Time, you flutter your sixty wings
robbing me of well deserved winks

Everyday when dawn strides towards dusk
I can feel your manner so brusque

Proud thou art of your stranglehold
causing chaos and ruckus untold

If only you could slow down sometimes
I would write you endless rhymes

Wresting with you fills me with grief
crumpled lie my dreams so brief

This is not vitriol but genuine complain
pushing me to the limits, what do you gain

Threatening me with deadlines and clocks
filling me with the dread of always pulling up my socks

Maybe you have your reasons for not waiting for anyone
but I am too naive to understand your constant run

Don’t throw tantrums in a fit of pique
could I possibly have foresight at least

Remember one day I will be free of your shackles
too far gone to be bothered by your cackles!

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Foresight” October 12, 2020


What do you see # 51 – 12 October’20

VJ’s Weekly Challenge #116: Reason

56 thoughts on “Time

  1. Puman, well-written and relatable. ❀ One thing I love about retirement is not setting an alarm clock. When I was teaching I had to get up at five or five-thirty. I set my alarm clock but usually woke up a few minutes before it went off. I hate being awakened by an alarm so, so so much! πŸ™‚ Have a great day! Cheryl

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