The Hour Glass

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

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The crystal ball implores the hour glass to hurry.
The sand flowing freely inside is a key necessity.
The size of the tiny crystals is just right to slow down time.
Will there ever be the time we need to complete our tasks?

Enough time to read?
Enough time to write?
Enough time for sunshine?
Enough time for the night?

More, more, more! We always want more!
Are we ever content enough to appreciate what we do have?
We always think more is going to satisfy us or even ‘save’ us.
But I know better, because less is the best.

Can we appreciate contentment with what we can’t have?
If we don’t have more are we assumed to be less?
It all depends on attitude and knowledge.
Where do your precious ideals come from?

When do you think of such thoughts?
Do you pass on loving prayers for your fellow man while he is in need?
Are you overwhelmed with such demands placed upon you?
Whose prayers go up for you, anyway?

Life is not a one way street.
Life is sometimes a painful and confusing illusion.
Who can out smart who?
Who can smother who with their best false impressions?

Do you feel the emotion that is supposed to go with that false impression?
Probably not. Have you passed life’s field test yet?
You don’t even know which emotion is real, do you?

I sure don’t.
I will learn the ropes of this life yet.
Until then,
My heart will recover and my spirit will live on.

Submitted: April 15, 2021

© Copyright 2022 Elenore B Rigby. All rights reserved.

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Ann Sepino

This is so beautiful and thought-provoking! The way the questions are posed and grouped together makes it easy to stop and reflect on one's answers. I love that the middle part is very direct to readers. :)

Thu, April 15th, 2021 2:25am


Thank you, Ann! Feedback is always appreciated! I'm glad it resonated with you. Happy writing!

Thu, April 15th, 2021 7:50am

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