Monday, April 19, 2010

Just a Minute of Time


Leisurely misused, unappreciated, wasteful, wolfishly devoured years.
Blindly hurtling onward, rushing through the sieve of time
too late grasping for more, unable to reverse the ravages.
The clock chimes midnight.
Life is over.



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27 comments:

  1. I always enjoy your very unsettling Magpies.

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  2. aauugghh! i want to scream the word 'wait' as i read this...truly, it's over before we know it. "teach us to count our days..."
    thanks for reminding me that it's time to wake up!

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  3. A 'well rounded' little poem Steviewren - Dave

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  4. That was very serious, but I liked it. As that is exactly how life is.
    ;)
    xo

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  5. yeah, i dont want to waste a minute...so nicely done...thanks for shaking it up today. great magpie

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  6. What an insightful post. Life does run faster through the sieve than we think about it. How do we slow it down? How do we learn to appreciate each and every minute?

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  7. Wolfishly devoured years. Powerful, Stevie.

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  8. oh so very true. excellent write

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  9. Very nicely done!
    Superb!
    mine is here
    this is my first magpie tale.
    have you a great week.
    hugs
    shakira

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  10. awesome!
    I enjoyed your visit!

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  11. Brilliant, stevie...the ball is over all too fast and, unless you're Cinderella, no prince awaits at the end!

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  12. Really nice post, Stevie! I like the way you write. Nice thoughts run through this. It really makes me think and gives me pause.

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  13. why do we have to old before we figure this out. wishing i would have appreciated my younger years more instead of rushing all the time!

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  14. Steviewren,
    from tomes to esssays folks hve written about what you so neatly summed up in 33 words.
    The neat thing is, time doesn't mind how we use it. Life; As long as we live it it's never wasted. :)
    rel

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  15. Amen to that wham-bam-thank-you-mam first line! Well structured piece

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  16. wow the truth hurts
    very nice

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  17. You have just reminded me I have a lot of unfinished business and time is running out.

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  18. OH YEAH! Wow, a powerful succinct in your face as it is poem...

    Joanny

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  19. Stevie - this is powerful, concise, big message. One that grows bigger with every year. The first line blew me away especially.

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  20. So many different 'takes' on Willow's photo prompt ~~~ I love yours!

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  21. Wonderful! A powerful reminder to "LIVE"!

    Rick

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  22. Oops i hope I haven't left it too late. Hopefully yours hasn't been dawdled and frittered away. It does seem to begin to gallop as we age.

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  23. The race against time! Something we all face at some time or another...that's why it is important to make the time count!

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  24. Sorry I forgot to tell you I loved your take on the Magpie! :)

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  25. Wow. Potent. I think I'll get off the computer and do something "real" now.

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