A Scrap Of Time Poem by Susan Williams

A Scrap Of Time

Rating: 4.8

I need to find time-
a scrap of time
by the demands of everyday life
that chews up every morsel of time it can find.

I want to meditate on these stray birds of thought-
I want to know that my life
was more than washing dishes
and waiting for the phone to ring
bearing news of joy or sorrow.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: life,time
Theodora Onken 30 April 2016

Ever so deep and profound dear Susan. Don't we all want to know if we mattered more for our being rather than the mundane of everyday chores. Time truly does fly-it is a bird...that hurries itself along...leaving us memories of our once youth- to ponder on in our older and rapidly declining years. Another 10, dear Susan. Theo

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Susan Williams 01 May 2016

Theo, you hit it on the nail and the time flying [tempus fugit? ] makes me anxious- I feel such a growing compulsion to fill every day with something new, or astounding, or educational, or artistically fulfilling so that I can look back and say I lived and lived in Technocolor! So far only my childhood, teen years,20's and 30's and part of my 40's have met the criteria. We need to rebel more, Theo- - let's leave those dishes in the sink more often- -we'll be such outlaws! ! ! ! ! Thank you again, Theo, for dropping by and giving me your insights and encouragement... You have certainly made my day! You get a 10+++++++++ for t being you! ! !

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Pamela Sinicrope 01 May 2016

I want to know that too Susan! Your poem resonates with me and I love the imagery your provide to accompany it. Those stray birds of thought and morsels of time that feed the soul are always there. So is the waiting. Well done.

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Susan Williams 02 May 2016

There is a necessity for more hours in the day, isn't there? I go to bed at night wondering if I really need to sleep that much! I look forward to your comments, Pamela, you have been very good at pointing out the phrases and imagery that works for the reader. Your fellow poets are blessed to have you read their works and commenting..

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Unnikrishnan E S 28 April 2016

Susan, Do I find my poem She Never Had a Sunday a poor imitation of this beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing such beautiful Scraps of Time. I hope you do find a few to meditate on these stray birds of thought! Do keep writing and sharing your poems! Thanks once again.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 26 March 2024

I want to know that my life was more than washing dishes and waiting for the phone to ring bearing news of joy or sorrow....great implications! A poem of great value and substance!

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This poem is ranked #08 today. It deserves a ranking still better, positively Number One. Hope this is the first step.

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 02 January 2024

As always penned so beautifully with profound insight.....Top marks and to my favourite dear Susan

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 02 January 2024

Marvellous Poem dear friend Susan! We all need that scrap of time to reflect, meditate and peaceful introspection instead of the mundane daily chores like washing dishes etc.

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PoemHunter has awarded this great poem position #04 in the Best Poems of Member poets. Actually, this poem should invariably be placed at #01 Number One. But PoemHunter has its own ways… Hope, some day, they will see reason and recognise the top talent.

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