Experience of Time and Place

experience of time and space
Siblings in Harmony with Nature


Not only do we need to have varied experiences in our own lives, we need to allow, encourage, provide as many scenarios and interactions for our children to learn and grow.  Only in that way will we and they become rounded characters, able to understand and appreciate their world and how to interact with it, with their fellow humans, with all creatures and living things which co-exist.

If we learn all that, we can make a difference and pass it on.


Experience of Time and Place

Experience of time and place,
folks’ interaction, face to face.

Accumulated emotions and fears,
delight in sparkling eyes, or tears.

Thrown into this see-saw world,
trusting, innocent, then truths unfurled.

Sheltered, loved, nurtured, such fun,
or dangers lurking, trust undone.

Smiling eyes absorb all features;
nature, colours, fellow creatures,

or eyes wide with fear and horror,
seeing war and death and squalor.

Our experience needs to count,
we see the world, we seek the fount

of knowledge to improve our lot,
nurture life, give all we’ve got

to make a difference, heart and soul,
a better future as our goal.

It’s up to us, do what you can!
Don’t be the one who looked – and ran!

AFC 2022


For more works by this author see Ann Carr on The Creative Exiles.

You can also read more works by Ann Carr on Hubpages.


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Ann Carr

I love writing; short stories, poems, fiction and non-fiction. My time in teaching dyslexics, primary, secondary and adults, life with grandchildren and a multitude of experiences, all have taught me to value family, nature and life in general. I'm a member of HubPages (hubpages.com/@annart) which has helped me hone my writing skills. I have published an anthology of stories and poems on the subject of 'words', entitled 'Take a Word!', designed to encourage writers to stretch their boundaries when choosing words. It's exciting to be a part of a community which has the same passion for writing.

8 thoughts on “Experience of Time and Place

  • January 26, 2022 at 1:49 PM

    Awesome Poem of Experiencing the Time and Place. The “smiling eyes” see it all…the here and now and what may lie ahead. Great Poem. Enjoyed reading it!

  • January 26, 2022 at 2:04 PM

    Thank you for such kind words, Steve. I’m glad you enjoyed this.
    I’m keen to bring attention to the importance of all of us trying to make our world a better place, using kindness, understanding and the means of educating our children to feel part of the wonders of this world and play our part in it.
    Thanks for reading.

  • January 29, 2022 at 4:23 PM

    Ann, I loved this poem and its important message. The flow and rhythm was a pleasure to read, and is something I always enjoy in a poem.

  • January 30, 2022 at 5:02 AM

    Thank you very much, John, for reading and for the compliment. I’m glad the flow worked, as I wasn’t sure!

  • January 30, 2022 at 1:40 PM

    Ann a great message to go along with this excellent poem. Great rhyming and cadence throughout the entire piece. Nice work~Paul

  • January 30, 2022 at 2:05 PM

    Thank you, Paul, for your kind words; much appreciated.
    I’m pleased about the ‘cadence’. It can be difficult to get right.


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