A Scrap Of Time Poem by Susan Williams

A Scrap Of Time

Rating: 4.8


I need to find time-
a scrap of time
unnoticed
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
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
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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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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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 02 August 2022

Returned to reading this outstanding poem again... great

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Bill Cantrell 25 June 2022

Still as great as when I read it the first time, great poetry never goes away it keeps surfacing to top

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Ruta Mohapatra 25 June 2022

Congratulations, Susan! ! !

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Dr Dillip K Swain 24 June 2022

A work of art... timeless. Many congratulations! !

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