Treasure Island

David Wood

(07 April 1950 / London)

Forever


Forever is but a concept
That exists in our own minds
Like railway tracks going off
To infinity, to a finite dot.

But what is forever in our mind?
Is it months in the future, a
Series of never ending dates
That melt into further months?

Forever is a time span that we
Cannot imagine; like eternity,
Never ending. Something
Beyond our comprehension.

For some forever is all the time
They have left in the moment
Of life’s complexity where even
Tomorrow lasts forever.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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  • Amitava Sur (10/27/2013 9:33:00 PM)

    A good detailing about the confusion of for ever in our mind.... well thought (Report) Reply

  • Mohabeer Beeharry (9/4/2013 1:16:00 PM)

    We imagine a lot of things in this life when we cannot figure it out.
    Forever is one of them.

    I enjoy this open. And well written.

    Mohabeer Beeharry (Report) Reply

  • Queeny Gona (8/24/2013 8:14:00 AM)

    Great way of opening the concept of Forever and with an alluring conclusion of the same. Wonderful read. Voted 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/21/2013 7:33:00 AM)

    Forever and the ever before, ever before if not to us but forever is not it may be eternity or till the time we breathe..it depends upon the magnification power of the mind its womb and tomb both is mind that's why poet says Forever is but a concept, That exists in our own minds again on concluding Tomorrow lasts forever. in this if one dies today than tomorrow last fore ever..........thank u Mr. David love your work and love to read fantastic work (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (8/19/2013 7:41:00 PM)

    Forever could be given a hundred different definitions. A good poem to think about. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (8/15/2013 2:36:00 AM)

    Forever is our breaths.. because when we died it gone and it be forever while the body alive, when we die we forget about what is forever...because we arent forever_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (8/13/2013 9:08:00 PM)

    Forever is a time span that we
    Cannot imagine; like eternity,
    Never ending. Something
    Beyond our comprehension.
    beautiful lines. eternity can not b imagined. (Report) Reply

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