UNWRITER Ron Berry

November 1, 2008

Time Past

Filed under: writing — unwriter1 @ 1:40 pm
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Tonight we throw away our clocks. Correction, tonight we get to repeat that last hour that wasn’t being nice anyway. Daylight (hah! It was dark when I got up!), time ends sometime after I go to bed and before I get up. Call time management(1 800 Imtired) to find out more. By the way, anyone that does call that number, let me know what it says because I just made it up. Since we’re talking about time (yeah I know, it’s my post, but still), here is an oldie but, well you decide.

Time past

The pendulum swings. Another minute gone. Was anything great done? Did you do anything spectacular? Within a minute, an arrow is released. Within a minute, a great king ceases to be. But, within a minute, a new life is started. Within a minute, a prayer is said.

The second hand turns. Turn around you’re a child. Turn around you’ve grown. Turn around and you’re old. Turn inward and wonder where the time went. Turn away from your worries. Turn down that familiar path. Turn over a new leaf. Turn towards home, and peace.

The crystal vibrates. The seconds are silent. The doors open. No one hears. The molecules are in motion. In one minute there is a city of life. In the next minute death sears the land. In a minute, humanity is changed. Within a minute, a newborn takes its first breath.

This is time. How will you spend yours?

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2 Comments »

  1. Good post. “All we are is dust in the wind” – remember that old 60’s song? Time in the mortal form is so fleeting yet it seems to speed up or slow down depending on how we spend it, how much PURPOSE we live our short lives with.

    Comment by Marvin D Wilson — November 1, 2008 @ 6:24 pm | Reply

  2. Actually, I am really feeling this oldie but goodie. Basically, I’m feeling as if I haven’t been as productive lately. I feel busy but nothing is getting done. Hmmm…I feel as if the minutes are ticking by and nothing is happening.

    Comment by Adrianne Graves — November 3, 2008 @ 7:23 pm | Reply


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