How Long Is Time?

I remember how it used to be,

Sandstorms,

Duststorms,

Blue skies,

Golden skies.

Sunsets "To die for."

I should be looking forward.

What's the point in looking back.?

Now I have grey skies but I make them.


All our yesterdays and all our tomorrows,

are as fragile as snowflakes, blowing in the wind.

Nothing tangible in yesterday or tomorrow.

All we have is The Now.


All our memories fade with age.

Or re-arrange themselves for our comfort.

The sun always shone.

All children smiled and laughed.

Pain belonged to a grazed knee.

My grandchildren. Thankfully a certain hairstyle has changed since this pic.
My grandchildren. Thankfully a certain hairstyle has changed since this pic. | Source

Here in The Now, the knee may be aching,

But the sun does not shine.

Not all the time.

The world is a gloomier place.

Tomorrow is nothing!

Who knows if tomorrow will even arrive?

All we have is The Now.


So should we despair?Should we even care?

Care about The Now? Of course we should.

The answer is obvious to me...

Seize the moment.. Live your life.

For who knows what tomorrow may bring?

Let it not be a time for regrets.

Make our memories . New ones every day.

I think this is the way, the only way.

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mckbirdbks 17 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

This is beautiful Dim. And I do not see anything wrong with any of the hair-dos. haha


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Dim Flaxenwick 17 months ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you so much mckbirdbks.

I haven't written for such a long time., that I appreciate you remembering me.


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mckbirdbks 17 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

You need to write, let your thoughts go out and fill the universe.


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Dim Flaxenwick 17 months ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you for your encouragement. I've been feeling dried up /spent/nothing left to give since my friends' suicide last October.

Once l had written a few about her at the time.... that was it. I've been feeling hollow, but this is a little start and l truly appreciate you commenting.


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ChitrangadaSharan 17 months ago from New Delhi, India

This is beautiful, very nice expressions!

'Today-----Now' , is most important.

Enjoyed your poem. Thanks and voted up!


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Dim Flaxenwick 17 months ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you very much. I have not written anything for quite some time


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travmaj 17 months ago from australia

A most sensitive piece and I can certainly connect with your words. I know we only have the Now, the past is gone, tomorrow is uncertain. So to live for the moment is imperative.

Sometimes, though it's difficult to grasp, when past memories flood over us, or we plan for months ahead.

Whatever, even though we fail sometimes, we must make the most of what we have for sure and grasp the joy in each NOW moment.


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Dim Flaxenwick 17 months ago from Great Britain Author

thank you travmaj for your lovely comment.


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Genna East 17 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

“Of course we should.” Absolutely. I loved your title, How Long is Time, and your inspirational message.


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Dim Flaxenwick 17 months ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you genna

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