Saturday, December 10, 2011

Unretrievable Minutes


Pointed hands travel
along a face removing
years in the tick tock
of unretrievable minutes.

Youth wishes time to fly
while age drags its feet.
The chase for tomorrow
catches the unsuspecting
with the arrival of today.

If floats on the air
with the wings of regret.
Mistakes mingle with successes
trying to erase joy
with its litany of remorse.

Life winds its clock but once.
Arms should embrace
the present moment
with awe and gratitude.
Be now what you wish
to remember tomorrow.

©Susie Clevenger 2011

Carry On Tuesday #135

17 comments:

Whitesnake said...

That was friggin brill!

The Unknowngnome said...

Well written. The close is indeed brilliant!

Tarang Sinha said...

Nice composition:)

Ed Pilolla said...

this turned me around like a magician would. terrific.

Janet said...

This is FANTASTIC!

Denise Moncrief said...

Nice! My favorite line--Be now what you wish to remember tomorrow. Well said.

Marbles in My Pocket said...

BAM! That's my BAM button, which, unlike my WOW butto,n is rather startling in its suddenness<--(Is that a word?) What I'm saying is, you naailed this one, Susie! Excellent write!
In case you haven't read it yet,(and if you haven't, you got some splainin to do!) this will explain the "WOW" comment above: http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/wow/

beccagivens said...

Be now what you wish
to remember tomorrow.


Absolute gem of truth!! Well written, Susie!!

Daydreamertoo said...

Yes, it is brilliant, lovely, thought provoking.

Morning said...

very powerful.

;)

Neha said...

this one's awesome :)

Bar None Publishing Group said...

I love this poem and look forward to sticking my nose further into your pages.
Cheers,
Mark Butkus

magicinthebackyard said...

LOVING the new look Susie!!! :) and your poem is pretty darn good too! :) I was reading your about me, how you live in a poem. I remember feeling that way, when my muse was alive and kicking! I miss that.

http://magicinthebackyard.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/on-the-dock-where-summer-lied/

Chèvrefeuille said...

Well done. To be yourself is very important ... even when that means you're different from the others and the world. You're special.
This poem leaves me in awe ....

Happy Rally!

Heaven said...

very lovely thoughts...i don't wish for those wings of regret but for the present moments...nice one ~

muzzleflashing.com said...

Cool.
I love the dual image of the arms of the clock at the beginning and the arms of reader at the end!
Great write!

magdalenahermanstories said...

'Be now what you wish
to remember tomorrow.' - so true...