Time

Tick tock, Tick tock,
Time doesn't wait for anyone
Nor does it rewind
And offer us a chance
To re-live our favourite moments
Time is its own boss
The master of almost everything!
The scariest of alarms
The healer of the deepest of wounds
One who can erase
Even the ugliest of memories
From our minds and hearts

Tick tock, tick tock
Moves the hands of the clock
They keep moving
Without even the briefest of breaks
Effortlessly and unapologetically
Without a care in the world
Indifferent to the ones struggling
To catch up
With the gruelling pace
But time isn't always fast
And it plays many tricks
On unsuspecting humans

Occasionally, Time moves slowly
Even the slowest of snails
Would be beaten
As Time creeps along
Extremely, painfully slow
Especially when you want it to run
Boring lectures, countdowns
Trigger the slower phases
Excitement, enjoyment, and fun

Trigger the faster phases
When Time runs exceedingly fast
Especially because you want more time
Though you'd give anything
For the time to not run out
Or run past you
In the blink of an eye
It will never slow down
When you wish Time would run faster
It drags on,
And on and on,
Time does the exact opposite
Of what we could wish for
But there's nothing we can do
Time cannot be tamed.

Each day brings a fresh 86400 seconds
But some feel longer
And some feel short
Time seems to be bewitched at times
It seems likely
That we are all under its spell,
Unable to challenge Time,
Its peculiar ways and tricks
And so we resort to following it
Blindly, unquestioningly
Suppressing our doubts
As soon as they arise
In our minds

Dear readers, these days, I am not getting the time to respond to most of your thoughtful comments. Abd, that was what inspired me to come up with this poem. I am trying my best, but clearly “Time” is winning the battle. But I will respond to your comments.. eventually. Please bear with me until then!

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71 thoughts on “Time

  1. I couldnโ€™t decide if this year is moving fast or slow ! With increase work load itโ€™s moving real fast , but thinking of staying home isolated , itโ€™s moving very very slow ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

    Nice poem from your end , trying catching up with time ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘well written

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      1. Whoa. That’s nice. I was held up at office today. It wasn’t a great day. Lockdown starts from tomorrow but we’re exempted. That makes it really difficult to buy stuff and all. Life’s becoming increasingly difficult.

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  2. Love the poem Shweta. At this point in time I keep wishing I could turn the clock back to the slower pace of my own younger days, but as the poem said, it can’t be done. All the things I would do differently if only****, still knowing I would probably still make the same mistakes over again. Lately it is speeding by like a bullet released from a pistol, toward an unknown target somewhere in the future. It never slows down any longer as it did when I was young, just keeps on going and going forward. And I wouldn’t want it any other way except for the moments I wish I had a time machine that could take me back for a day, any day when life was slow and easy.

    Now it’s time for me to get up and do something meaningful with an hour of my day. I hope you have a good one. Hugs, Angela

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    1. Like a bullet released from a pistol towards an unknown target. That’s a great way to put it. There are moments when I wish there was a time machine too. Thank you so much for such a thoughtful comment, Angela.
      I hope your had a great day. โค๏ธ

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  3. Loved the poem! Feel free to take your time to respond to comments- don’t overwhelm yourself in an effort to do everything at once. I’m sure your readers will understand!

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    1. Haha.. I’m feeling that too but trust me when I say that the blogosphere makes it better. I hope that you and yours are safe in Sweden. Thank you so much, dear โ™ฅ๏ธ

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  4. That’s a wonderful poem to express your deep feelings. We understand that it’s difficult to manage time with a busy schedule and a huge follower count.

    Congratulations on crossing the 2000 mark, Shweta! I just noticed. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Oh I’m still struggling to clear my backlogs of unreplied comments. Which is why you’ll find me answering to your comments that were posted weeks ago ๐Ÿ˜…
      My apologies in advance.
      Thank you so much for noticing, Anisha. It made my heart swell with happiness and pride too ๐Ÿ’—

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      1. No problem! I guess you’ll need a whole day to clear the pending comments. While you’re clearing, we’ll be there to make it escalate again. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚

        Cheers to that! โค

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      2. Haha. I’ve been at it for several days actually ๐Ÿ˜…
        It’s hard to reply to comments, write posts and read other blogs. So I’m guessing that it’ll take a while.
        You’re totally welcome to escalate it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜
        Thank you, Anisha โ™ฅ๏ธ

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  5. beautiful poem! i am truly losing track of time at this point. take your time always and work when time feels right. thanks for sharing, have a great day!!!โ˜บ๏ธ

    Follow @everythingtips for tips and recommendations if interestedโ˜บ๏ธ It would mean a lot to me!๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿค

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