Time

My eyes, they watch the sand in the hourglass:

Shhh. . .

Shhh. . .

Filling, the once empty glass bulb.

I flip it.

I watch the sand spiral through the narrow neck.

Time is…slow—

I didn’t expect then. . .

to grow old.

I watch one more deep hour

Sink,

Down

Down.

—I flip it again

—I can’t help myself.

This time, I watch the world outside;

It moves so fast: my eyes,

My eyes,

Can’t…

Keep…

Up.

But In here, my hands, my eyes, my hair, my body

—shifts so slow.

Shhh. . .

Shhh. . .

——

The sand softly settles.

I flip the hourglass—might be the last time.

I waste no time.

I dash to the door.

I ignore the world.

Instead…I watch my family,

grow

—and it warms my heart.

I flip it yet again.

Shh—

No time to watch the sand!

Time seems. . .still.

While,

Eye,

Watch you

—I watch every moment of you.

And, it’s perfect—you’re perfect.

And, I smile,

Knowing,

I spent every singing,

Speck of sand. . .

With you.

Shhh. . . .

——

53 thoughts on “Time

      1. Bethany, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this. And I’ve read a few of your posts, now. And I see so many powerful messages that do the same–if not more. I can’t wait to read more of your work!

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  1. Keep writing. You will (probably) never be told you spurred someone to be like you. “Inspired” is like “awesome” cliched and way too much (expansive) as praise.

    I praise your stick-to-it work ethic.

    Your poem is very descriptive.

    Cheers,
    Lemuel

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    1. Wow! Lemuel, your words have me speechless; and that is rare for me.
      It’s clear your words come from the heart, and I truly appreciate that.

      I see, just by reading this comment, you have a work ethic that will carry you far.
      If you ever want to collaborate, or simply talk writing, please feel free to email me.

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    1. I’m so glad you say that, Ray! I really hold your feedback in high regards–even though you’re a non-romantic lol!
      But in all seriousness, I appreciate this because it shows me if what I’m writing makes any sense. And I consider you an expert reader and writer; so I know you could see good or bad writing.

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  2. This poem struck a chord with me. It reminds me of the nights I spent watching the sands of time run out for my father, then my mother.
    It is good to know we were there for them to the end.
    I’m not sure if that was your hidden message, but good poetry can mean different things to different people. So, what I’m saying is- this is a good poem!

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    1. Thank you so much for telling me this, Brenda! I am very sorry you had to experience that, but I’m glad you got to spend valuable time with them.

      And yes, that was, for me, one of the many thoughts I was feeling while writing this. So, I bet one could find many messages in this, depending on how they’re feeling at the time.

      I really appreciate your feedback. It’s nice to know you wrote something, and it worked.

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