A Haiku - Time

A Haiku - Time

"There is no time like the present; but there is also no present like time." (Demas W. Jasper 1935 - )

Time, heartbeats, endless?

Mine will end; yours will also.

So. lived moments count.

The time we have, is it all there is?

Almost over, or just getting ready to begin again?
Almost over, or just getting ready to begin again? | Source

Commentary

There is no present like time.

Time for forgiving, time for change, time for apologies, time for friendships old and new, time for work, time for play, time for service, time for love, time to hope, time to pray, time for charity, time to prepare, time to learn, time to remember, time for tears, time for rest....all this from the time we have.

What is your time worth to you and to others today?

Used time can build for the future, or take time from the future.

Procrastinating means that time available today becomes a debt payable tomorrow or beyond.

Righteous action is time invested today to pay dividends now and forever.

The steady tick of mortality drones on, until one day it stops for us.

What comes after mortal time?

This moment is part of eternity, inseparable from it.

As time is part of eternity, we are part of the universe.

Like eternity, that will never change.


The goal should determine the path.

Time will measure the journey.
Time will measure the journey. | Source

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© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Thanks for taking your time to read and to comment. I know your time is precious.


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MizBejabbers 2 years ago

Dear Pers,

I think this is your best work yet (and I read your work because I think it is good). Even your commentary is poetic. You have left me breathless. This is a fan letter.

Sincerely,

MizB

Voted up and awesome! And shared


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

PERSPY.....I like haikus.....they're fun to read and even fun to write!...."Time" is one of the things I am continually in conflict with ...and I don't know what to do about it! Sometimes it's my friend...other times I hate it.

I'm lost without my watch....but I'm always running behind schedule anyway. Maybe I should just get rid of all schedules?

This is a great haiku and hub. Makes us THINK. And we should always take TIME to think!..Up+++


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btrbell 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

"lived moments count" Great words to remember! Thank you!


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Your commentary is thought provoking and spot on. Time is running away as i type. Not one moment should ever be wasted. Loved your haiku...


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Scarface1300 2 years ago

Love the Haiku and the commentary is very philosophical. A well presented piece, thanks.


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Time is all we have, and it is best to use it wisely.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

So many great comments that show thought and pondering. Thanks.

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