Paul Gerard Reed

Wish The Day Away - Poem by Paul Gerard Reed

The fingers of the clock
Would not move around the face
Time seemed to be endless
As we gazed out into space

The rain fell without interval
Interminable it seemed that day
But when eventually the night fell
We wished we hadn't wished the day away

Because it wasn't until afterwards
When you look back the day to rate
That we realised we were struggling through
A day that was truly great

How often does that feeling come upon you
And wrap it's futile hands upon
The aching that you want something back
Only too late because it's gone

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Comments about Wish The Day Away by Paul Gerard Reed

  • The Princess (10/2/2016 8:43:00 AM)

    Live in the moments if you can and find peace and happiness every minute of the day! Easy to say, and if we did, we would not regret by nightfall. Wonderfully written, thank you for sharing! (Report) Reply

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  • (1/10/2016 11:54:00 AM)

    Powerful poem about reality, and what we really do. (Report) Reply

  • Phil Soar (1/20/2015 5:01:00 AM)

    Like the style of your poems and this one has such meaning, (Report) Reply

  • Mihaela Pirjol (6/14/2014 10:56:00 AM)

    A touchy poem, i love the last two true. (Report) Reply

  • (6/5/2014 11:17:00 AM)

    Very interesting and thought provoking poem! Love the rhyming rhythm also! (Report) Reply

  • Yu-ying Lee (6/4/2014 2:56:00 AM)

    A thoughtful poem... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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