David Wood

Gold Star - 13,800 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Sonnet 74: Time - Poem by David Wood

If we could only see into the future
Like we can see our mistakes of the past
We could just be like the surgeon’s suture,
Cut out life’s mistakes with a stitch to last.

We could prevent bad things from happening;
Oh, then we'd know our whole life and its end!
And to most that would be quite startling
And could drive some people around the bend.

But Time is relentless, a one way street;
Better not to know what the future holds
Keeping life’s mystery each day we greet
The shocks and balances as life unfolds.

Time is constant, it moves at a set pace
As we all play our part in life’s great race.


Comments about Sonnet 74: Time by David Wood

  • Jodie Hardy (8/28/2013 4:58:00 AM)

    I think sometimes intuition tries to warn us of out actions ramifications on our future. Given that we pay so little attention to the little voice we barrel on regardless and only see after the fact that had we paused, listened to that voice, we could save a lot of heartache. I love your take on 'time' Well done. xx (Report)Reply

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  • Paul Brookes (8/13/2013 2:28:00 AM)

    Another great sonnet sadly we can only learn from mistakes and carry on to the roads end 10/10 BB : O) (Report)Reply

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  • (8/12/2013 9:24:00 PM)

    Dear David,
    Excellent poem with a nice message. I like it very much.
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  • (8/11/2013 7:15:00 PM)

    We need good sonnet writers, my friend. Nice one. Formalists like ourselves must to stick together in this hurricane (albeit a dwindling hurricane) of free verse. -LP (Report)Reply

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  • Yasmin Khan (8/11/2013 1:27:00 PM)

    Starting from a wishful thinking you descend down to reality: 'Better not to know what the future holds'. Life's thrills depend upon thought of future and not knowing what may happen the next moment. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/10/2013 5:58:00 PM)

    Best not to know for most would try to alter and in that likely mess it up. Let it flow as attempts to influence are usually puny and futile. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/10/2013 1:08:00 PM)

    one do wonder what if...but i think what ifs are for someone who doesn't believe..a brilliant way to pinned your thoughts to page...one of your great piece sir (Report)Reply

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/10/2013 11:56:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. If we could prevents mistakes. So true. Poem with good message. Loved reading it. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/10/2013 8:58:00 AM)

    A great poem, if we could go back in time we might make our
    mistakes even worse. A great write.
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  • Lyn Paul (8/10/2013 7:30:00 AM)

    Cut out life's mistakes with a stitch to last Such meaningful words you always write. i like your pattern of thinking and too, follow this same thought (Report)Reply

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  • (8/10/2013 7:08:00 AM)

    Spot on as usual David like Canute trying to stop the tide time never halts for anyone. (Report)Reply

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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/10/2013 6:21:00 AM)

    Time is a one way street. Beautifully said. Ironically we keep making the same mistakes that we made in the past. We don't learn from history. Then you say better not to know future. Right, knowing it will be a constant source of anxiety and worry. Thank you. (Report)Reply

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  • Valerie Dohren (8/10/2013 5:26:00 AM)

    We must be on the same wavelength David - just posted one entitled Time - somewhat different from your super write. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 10, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 27, 2013


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