Mysteries of Time – A Trio of Thoughts

Trapped in a Moment

Tick…..

Tick…..

Tick…..

Flashes of eternity

Lifetimes surface and then disappear

Captured in the prison of time

Their existence

Trapped between the passing moments

Tick….

Tick….

Tick….

Tales never spoken

Deeds never honored

Their commonalities

Lacking memory

Tick…

Tick…

Tick…

Listening silently

Searching for something

A name, place, or anchoring point

Tick..

Tick..

Tick..

Invisibility

Perpetually

Tick.

Tick.

Tick.

Hidden within the depths of time

Time Honored 

Honor

Granted by time

Length and depth and breadth

As if tradition could be measured

Sized, or controlled

 

Conventional, classical, customary

Acknowledged, approved, and accepted

That which has standing

Should never be seated

Or asked to leave

 

Oh how the naysayers object

Defying traditions

Long since embedded

Entwined with the roots

Displayed on the leaves

 

Values

Unlike those measured in currency

Not lost, but dormant

Only hidden

In cerebral passageways

 

Ways of the old

Revived when hardship pays a visit

And stays for a while

Passageways morphing

Into superhighways

 

Cyclical observations

Peril passing

Traditions and values

Shelved, but not forgotten

Until another day

Watching the Clock

Spending

Life’s currency

Valuation

Unmeasured

Ignored

Until the end

Only then

Do we watch

The sweeping second hand

Round and around

Never stopping

Never slowing

Mind calculating

Theories generating

Moments of eureka

Followed by uncertainty

Insecurity

Until the finality

Moments from midnight

Empty wallet

Empty bank account

Time spent

Wondering where it went

 

R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all.I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed.I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another.I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me.I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.
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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

3 thoughts on “Mysteries of Time – A Trio of Thoughts

  • July 21, 2017 at 2:26 PM
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    It is amazing there are so many ways time is a part of our lives. Oft we do not think about time, then there are times when it dominates our life. Our deeper inner spiritual life does not experience time but instead experiences changes in state or being.

    It is also amazing, Ralph, how many thoughts you bring up on the word ‘time’. I love articles that make me think deeper. Well done, Ralph.

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  • July 21, 2017 at 3:00 PM
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    We seem to forget that time is the most valuable thing we have and yet still so many people waste it and then regret it later. Thanks !

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  • July 22, 2017 at 9:31 PM
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    The enigma of time, a subject with endless musing, as to its complexity and the many perspectives taken. here you show so nicely many aspects as it effects we humans. Thought-provoking and masterfully penned Ralph. Very much enjoyed my friend.

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