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Elizabeth Shield


Beloved Hourglass


This moment won't last forever
I know it well. I feel it fading.
It rushes through my fingers like grains of sand;
But, I enjoy the sensation.

A beginning cannot be celebrated
without an end, and
A life cannot be cherished,
unless it it lived.

That is why I treasure them.
This moment, and,
all the moments we have together.

I don't think I would love you as much
without the setting of a thousand hours,
hours we spent with one another,
hanging like a starry backdrop,
behind your head.

All this time, has embossed you onto my heart.
Pressed down like a stamp, gradual but essential.
Now, you are part of who I am.

And so is this time, together, right now.

I know this moment wont last forever, but-
That is what makes it special.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Edited: Saturday, November 01, 2014

Topic of this poem: time


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  • Freshman - 1,467 Points Luis Estable (7/30/2014 12:50:00 AM)

    This is a fine poem. It is written in a free style manner, but it does not matter, free style or not, you did well with this piece. I like it at many level. The accurate of the words chosen that perhaps were chosen with care, the feeling that you seem to have put in each stanza, and the good beginning and the wonderful end.

    I do not give this poem a ten for those are for very, very rare moments such as for a Milton`s or a Shakespeare`s. Or for those intances where all things come together in an union of total perfection. But anyway you did good work here and do deserve my praise. keep it up!

    By the way, I have a book of poems out. If you`d like a copy, go to Barnes and Noble or to Amazon.com and type in my name: Luis Estable or the name of my book, One Hundred Sonnets, Book Three, and you will see. I`d be more than glad if you did, and please, would you pass the word around? Thanks!

    The best with all your writing. You do quite well judging from this piece.

    Luis Estable (Report) Reply

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