Chris Embrick

Gold Star - 14,928 Points (3/27/1952 / Commerce, Georgia)

Life Without Time - Poem by Chris Embrick

In this mechanical universe
in our bodies we're confined
from birth 'till death
we watch the clock
a prisoner of time
what wondrous possibilities
when we're not constrained
it's only then
freedom begins
when the clock no longer chimes

There's no yesterday to ponder
when Father Time is left behind
as strange as it may seem
it's a minor technicality
when the clock runs out of time
there's no paradox to unravel
there's no need for time travel
someday a new door will be opened
the time Keeper holds the key
we haven't changed reality
only enhanced the consciousness
already in our minds

Time gone in a picosecond
we know not when or how
we only know that without time
the only time is here and now
what wonders in the universe
to be free among the stars
to move with the speed of light
and still be where we are
freed from our limitations
when the last tick stops
Oh, what joy, what joy sublime
in a world without clocks.

Topic(s) of this poem: fantasy, space, time, travel, universe

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Life Without Time by Chris Embrick

  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (8/11/2018 11:41:00 AM)

    What a wonderful poem with a meaningful message.
    So very true. We are prisoners of time.
    Beautifully crafted imaginative write.10+++
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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 10, 2018

Poem Edited: Friday, August 10, 2018

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