Michael A Berriman


Time - Poem by Michael A Berriman

Once time was a friend
It waited for me, silently
Hanging there in the air, still and serene
Idle summer days with no ending
Endless choices, with time to waste
So many things to imagine and plan
Places to visit adventures to have
Deciding, which dream to pursue
Stories to read, recount and record
Streams to fish and hills to climb
Where will I be in a forward year
Will I have married well
Are there children in my life
Do I have a faithful wife
Now later, time is watching me
It runs so very fast now
It records my mistakes
Keeps count of my failures
Reminds me when I forget
Challenges me when I attempt too much
Admonishes me when I fail
And laughs when I wish it were not
I try to watch with one eye
But it knows my weakness
It will not change the course
I am held lightly in the hand of time
And now fearing the clenched fist.

Topic(s) of this poem: philosophical

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Time by Michael A Berriman

  • Drtony Brahmin (4/9/2016 1:08:00 AM)

    Now later, time is watching me
    It runs so very fast now
    It records my mistakes
    Keeps count of my failur
    hands of time holds me tightly........ very good poem. very philsophical. about life and the transient moments here on earth. nothing is permanent here on earth. thank you dear poet. tony
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/20/2016 10:26:00 PM)

    Time is wonderful friend that records mistakes as well as good doings. Very amazing drafting is shared really.10 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 20, 2016



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