Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 58,934 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Speed Of Time - Poem by Douglas Scotney

If I'd been into rhyme
as my lover slowly died
I would have rhymed
how slowly passes time.

Being into time's speed,
for one 'slowly' or the other or both,
substitute 'relatively quickly'
and see the effect of that deed.

Topic(s) of this poem: poetry, rhyme, death


Comments about Speed Of Time by Douglas Scotney

  • Michael Walker (12/11/2018 3:36:00 PM)

    A stunning poem about the absolutes of life-time and death. A minimalist poem that still says a lot. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/7/2018 10:49:00 PM)

    Wow! This is great to see your poem here dear poet friend. CONGRATULATIONS! Slowly time passes and we hear rhythm and rhyme of its through nature. Time impacts on lief and death comes as truth by nature's invitation. Death fives us sorrow and emotion bringing separation. An amazing poem is very brilliantly penned. Excellent description is made..Rhyme of life is really very mysterious.10 (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (8/7/2018 10:46:00 PM)

    There is an element of relativity in the passing of time through various phases of life.
    A fascinating poem with a tinge of sadness. Thanks.
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  • Captain Cur (8/7/2018 10:02:00 PM)

    The abstract relationship between death and time when a loved one is dying, there is no slow and peaceful death or quick and painless death, just death; slow, relatively quickly or otherwise. Though a painful subject your play on words and concepts brilliantly captured in this write. (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati Nayak (8/7/2018 9:55:00 PM)

    If I'd been into rhyme
    as my lover slowly died
    I would have rhymed
    how slowly passes time.
    - - - - - - A great emotional write- - - - We see time's flow within ourselves- - Its speed or slowness relative to our emotion- ! ! ! ! !
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/7/2018 7:32:00 PM)

    Nice poem dear, , ,10


    if time can't be controlled
    the situation must be lulled
    to gain the time for us
    and finish it as it is the need of an hour or must

    Hasmukh Amathalal Mehta
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  • Michael Walker (8/7/2018 5:45:00 PM)

    Some dazzling thoughts on the way time passes: it can seem very slow,
    or too quick. But 'substitute relatively quickly', which will do nicely.
    An unforgettable lyric.
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  • Savita Tyagi (8/7/2018 5:43:00 PM)

    Great poem. Difficult time passes so slow. The chosen words expressed a difficult theme fusing time and emotion so eloquently. (Report)Reply

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  • Lyn Paul (8/7/2018 4:10:00 PM)

    Great poetry. I Enjoy your style Douglas.
    I penned Speed of Life.
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  • Chandan Dey (8/7/2018 1:46:00 PM)

    Dear poet, it's a very good poem, where the speed of time relates to the speed of life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
    Chandan
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (8/7/2018 11:28:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Congrats on being chosen POD. (Report)Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (8/7/2018 10:10:00 AM)

    Marvelous! Congrats on your selection. (Report)Reply

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  • Sharron Stephenson (8/7/2018 6:42:00 AM)

    nice write and rated it a 10 (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (8/7/2018 5:06:00 AM)

    I would have rhymed
    how slowly passes time..as my lover slowly died.. a fine poem, rhymes, slow death of the lover, pain, suffering. bidding away...........lovely poem.. tony
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  • Adrian Flett (8/7/2018 4:22:00 AM)

    As Einstein showed, time is relative, and bends and stretches as it proceeds, relentlessly. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/7/2018 2:54:00 AM)

    A timeless poem of the wish for more? .....well penned Douglas (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/7/2018 2:05:00 AM)

    Time's speed! !

    Life and death.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (8/7/2018 1:38:00 AM)

    Many congratulations for this beautiful little poem being chosen as POD! (10) (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (8/7/2018 1:29:00 AM)

    Douglas, such a great poem of the day...congrats for being chosen...10++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (8/7/2018 12:42:00 AM)

    O' Time
    You're Old Gypsy
    -NO!
    Old Stream
    -No!
    Old Soul
    -No!
    Old Being
    -No!
    Immortal Unequaled…!
    -NO! ! !
    So you're ABSOLUTE...ANY NEW for ALWAYS!
    Ha...Ha...Ha...Ha....
    Oh! Look - I am decaying!
    Decaying! And decaying in your laughing!
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 13, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 30, 2016


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