Script of Time - Poem about Life Passing By

Another A.M. Poem . . . .

I've written many poems in the wee hours of the morning, poems which I have referred to before as my collection of "The A.M. Poems." The lateness of the night is often a time when my brain gets going, sometimes erratically, racing, questioning, and often coming to no real conclusions or perhaps coming to a conclusion in a different way . . one I hadn't thought of in the light of day.


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Script of Time

In the script of time

the scroll unwinds

unending lines

of foolish rhymes.


Facade of truth

begins at youth

our lives uncouth

cold, aloof.


Live for ourselves

as busy elves

time for the self

and little else.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

wow...beautiful vicki.

Well expressed...time is passing by and we should pause and ponder over what have WE achieved MORALLY!

voted up and beautiful


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Ruchira! Glad you liked it!


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Lucky Cats 4 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Very very true, Victoria...the vapid nature of naïve youth....not to be chastized...just recognized...and you've done an excellent job of it! Packed with introspection and reality...I certainly relate! Thank goodness for maturity, huh? All appropriate UPS Victoria!!


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

There is so much truth in such a compact poem. Thank you. Jamie


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Victoria, short and to the point - but a poem like this can only be written in retrospect and with wisdom! Great job.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Lucky Cats--Great to see you! "Packed with introspection and reality"--I love that comment. Thanks so much!


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

How true and how sad. Very good.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Jamie. Good to see you again!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Jools. I appreciate that. There was really nothing else for me to say in the poem. Thanks for appreciating that.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Beautiful! Especially the first stanza!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Fewer words can be the most powerful and provoke more pensive moments.........You have proven this, Victoria with your very special & unique talent. Up & awesome


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

The last verse is very thought provoking. We seem to be so self absorbed. On the other hand, life is short and we should make the most of it.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, WillStarr. Good to see you!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks so much, Audrey!


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Your poem is so very beautiful and thought inspiring. Youth is wild and carefree without any responsibility to pull us down.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, effer. Your comments mean a lot to me.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

So true, so true, Cardisa!!


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Jenna Pope 4 years ago from Southern California

I'm a late-night writer too. I like the poem. True.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Brilliant and I love this poem. Thanks for share with us. Rated up and beautiful!

Prasetio


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Vellur. I always appreciate your comments!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Jenna. Good to see you again!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks so much, prasetio. You make great comments. Thanks for the votes!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Well stressed!

Voted up, thought-provoking, to be pondered.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Martie, for the pondering comments! :-)


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Wow! You have made an impact on your readers with this beautiful poem. Powerful and motivating. I am linking this to a poem I wrote a while back " Illusion in a safety net" and will share as well. Thank you Victoria.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, vocalcoach! That's sweet. I will check out your hub, too.

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