Jim Norausky

Eternity's Clock Is Ticking

I remember her well

she was a beautiful young nun
(I wondered about that later in life)

teaching young children about eternity.

Perhaps she had a training manual

nevertheless the lesson stuck.

If you envision Mt. Everest

made of diamonds, she said

the hardest material on earth

and a fly brushed the mountain

as it flew by every hundred years

the time it would take to wear

the mountain level to the ground

from the friction of its wings

would be one second in eternity.

For a young boy seconds don't count

other things to scurry about-

sounds like a long time though-

Recently, I wrote my life story

in just six words:

'Always in hurry, going nowhere fast'.

But there are not many seconds left

in this old body

having already spent 2 billion.

But, I'm late for a very important date,

what time do you have my friend?

Before we come to rest.

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (4/4/2009 12:23:00 AM)

    Our lives are but a blink of the eye as far as eternity is concerned.Every second counts..a ten very reflective.

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  • Mark R Slaughter (2/2/2009 5:18:00 AM)

    If only we could....
    Thoughtful write

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  • Eddie Roa (2/2/2009 12:26:00 AM)

    How well you ponder eternity. Truly a gift of poesy.

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  • Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (2/1/2009 8:05:00 PM)

    'Always in hurry, going nowhere fast'.

    But there are not many seconds left

    in this old body

    having already spent 2 billion.'

    great write bro. Look at my piece called life.

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  • Patrick McFarland (1/28/2009 3:55:00 AM)

    A beautiful thought provoking poem with a nice message.10.

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  • Fiona Davidson (1/28/2009 3:23:00 AM)

    Wonderful message in this one Jim...good write...thank you...Fi

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  • Ency BearisEncy Bearis (1/28/2009 12:45:00 AM)

    nice poem..good self contemplation.. and written well...10

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  • Krista Churchill (1/28/2009 12:31:00 AM)

    Very nice wording.. Expressions to the top nice work Jim

    Krista

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