Poetry for a Monday Morning: “Time”

(Photo by FBC, C.2020, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

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Time is

unforgiving,

heartless,

ruthless,

unrelenting,

always moving,

always passing,

and will leave us always longing,

and will bring us always sadness

Time’s foundations were created with such violence

that they’ve left us

marked,

branded,

naked,

and silenced…

For us to cling to time is vain and useless,

what we must surely do is learn to live,

because each moment offers us its newness,

to fill those precious minutes,

to brighten precious days,

to save our soul from imminent decay.

So now we scramble forward,

we’ll scratch the cold steel walls,

our prison chambers,

and drink our ice chilled beverage,

a sedative, or leverage?

We’re wishing to cheat time

while we innocently drink our silver wine…

Fool!

Each step we take will leave its trace etched in the rocks of time.

we write our life in ink

indelible.

The past,

you thought was fading in the dark,

was an illusion.

Nothing will be erased!

And in that minute when you thought all was forgotten,

it surfaces again.

There is no victim,

it’s just time

the killer of smiles that sits and patiently,

awaits for us to reach our final mile,

and then she opens wide her arms

and takes us…

C.2020, Francisco Bravo Cabrera, 14 SEP 2020, Valencia, Spain

20 comments

  1. Lisa M. Boyd · 17 Days Ago

    Wow! Amazing

  2. Lia · 17 Days Ago

    Really great, Francisco.

  3. maitryshah · 17 Days Ago

    Wow so well penned

  4. Brad Osborne · 17 Days Ago

    A wonderful look at time, my friend! I love the rhythm and flow. You descriptive phrasing and word choices add to the impact of your thoughts. Well done, Francisco!

  5. beth · 17 Days Ago

    it is bigger than us and there is no stopping it – your words flow like time ticking on

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 17 Days Ago

      Definitely no stopping it, no matter our comprehension of it. You are so very right. Thank you 😊 Beth and all the best.

  6. kristianw84 · 17 Days Ago

    This is so lovely!!

  7. ourcrossings · 16 Days Ago

    Beautiful poem, Francisco, I couldn’t help but read it twice! And that’s why I always look forward to your writing because I find it relatable, beautiful and inspirational! Thanks for sharing and take care 😊 Aiva

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 16 Days Ago

      Thank you 😊 so much Aiva. I am so glad you find inspiration in my poetry. I am thrilled to hear that 😊! Take good care and all the best! 🙏🏻

  8. Katy Claire · 15 Days Ago

    A fantastic poetic expression of time. Even the rhythm of your words propel forward and carry me in the present moment. I like the way you said our every step is etched along our path. Wonderful work! Always a delight, Francisco.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 15 Days Ago

      Thank you so much Katy! I am humbled and thrilled by your lovely words. Take good care and all the best 😊

  9. beachah · 6 Days Ago

    Time is a fool and so are we.

  10. Ian Stuart · 5 Days Ago

    I like the imagery – it works well

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