J.A McManus

Rookie (19/2/1983 / Carlisle, Cumbria)

Time. - Poem by J.A McManus

As the centuries pass by
Ages always come and go
But time travels far too fast
For the race of man to grow.

He becomes so obsessed in
His pursuit for god-like power
The stars watch his sad refrain
From their tall twilight tower.

Man yearns to retain his youth
But he is destined to age
And grow bitter with truth in
The gloom of his mortal cage.

So when the sun cannot rise
And all the stars lose their shine
Man may just discover his
Greatest foe was always time.


Comments about Time. by J.A McManus

  • Rookie - 11 Points James S Newcomb Lang (1/13/2010 4:58:00 AM)

    All you have to do is blink, then one day you just wake up old and wonder where your youth went. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 487 Points Patti Masterman (10/5/2009 6:41:00 PM)

    I do love poems on time; and this must be among the finest here at poemhunter. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 42 Points Obinna Eruchie (9/2/2009 10:02:00 AM)

    A wonderful lyric on time and man. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 31, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 13, 2010


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