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A Scrap Of Time

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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.
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Thursday, January 28, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: life,time
Dr Dillip K Swain 01 August 2021

A great poem! Poetry at its top!

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Dr Dillip K Swain 08 July 2021

A timeless poem! This priceless composition is a bounty to the world of poetry! !

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Chinedu Dike 08 July 2021

I salute you, Susan! And I doff my hat!

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me poet yeps poet 05 July 2021

how in he oblivion of time we all poets have become dust now only you stand first e are like rust

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Belle Wassermeister 28 June 2021

I saw in your response to somebody's comment that you are absorbed in writing a series of novels! What? ? ? ? Have you already had a novel or more published? I would like to buy one. Available on Amazon?

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Belle Wassermeister 28 June 2021

A scrap of time… what a unique concept! A scrap here and a scrap there, and we could save up a whole bunch of time! Is this really the first poem you posted here? What a winner it turned out to be!

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Smoky Hoss 26 June 2021

A true prayer, one we all would do well to pray. Wisdom.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 18 June 2021

A wonderful piece of poetry! It gives me immense pleasure to read it time and again! !

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Dennis Spilchuk 18 April 2021

I find the poem reflective of a sadness in life of missed happiness by the author. I hope you find the comfort and joy you seek. Take care.

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Brian Mayo 30 March 2021

This poem wouldn't be as powerful had you listed more examples of life. Dishes and phone---bringing news of joy or sorrow---PERFECTION!

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