Bottling Up Time

Bottling Up Time …

It would be wonderful –

to bottle up precious moments.

To let them out when our hearts desire,

to be able to hold everything dear to us

and our loved ones could again be near to us.

When the longing gets to be an aching

and we just need to look back over time.

Just to open up the bottle

and take a look inside.

The passions and loves,

the smiles and even the tears,

like precious doves rising up and flying into the skies,

bringing you once again through the years.

Perhaps a bottle for every emotion,

that is good in this world

and that can cleanse the soul.

Making everything that was now old,

shine just like new again.

So whenever we feel that life has come to a standstill,

when the going gets rough,

we take a look through our treasures

and find the emotion we’re seeking,

like love when it comes to us beseeching.

Happiness will show us,

all those great moments,

the faces and the places –

the years that have left so many traces.

Sorrow can even heal,

by bringing us back all those moments,

when our dearest were near us

and healed the pain we felt in our hearts.

There is laughter,

which we could hear –

every time the bottle was opened.

The best and the most precious of memories,

right at our fingertips,

never forgotten and always dear.

Dissipating all our fears,

stopping the tears,

knowing that time stands bottled –

from long ago yesterdays.

At any time we can bring back,

the moments we so long for,

that can envelop us,

in a time warp

and we could once again –

be a part of some past event.

Shinning moments we will always remember

and can bring us comfort,

always being within reach –

if only we could bottle time.

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Rasma Raisters

I am a poet and writer. I write for many different sites online. I have two published books of poems on Amazon - Poetic Thoughts Fly and On the Wings of Love.

6 thoughts on “Bottling Up Time

  • September 15, 2018 at 5:53 AM

    Our senses are our triggers to memories, be it a scent, a picture or just a feeling that brings memories back in full colour. Lovely thought and well penned and expressed, Rasma. Cheers!

  • September 16, 2018 at 8:06 AM

    Ah there would be so many precious moments to release from my bottle so closely guarded in my memory bank for certain dear poet. Nicely penned with emotion and reflection from past loves in your life Rasma.


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