Time Has Her Own Way

She was a beauty

at certain times of the day

in the early morning

just as the sun was dawning

so very bright

like a red round orb

popping up into the sky

when the rains came

she could be dark and brooding

but only until the rainbow

stretched across the sky

in the afternoon golden

so very mellow

as long shadows began to form

so very quiet was she

waiting for the sun to set

and purple twilight to come

and in the evening

as the light of day

now became the dark of night

silent moments

would slide by

when it came to love

she could be a jealous mistress

who never allowed lovers

the chance to spend

too many hours together

she was often fast

sometimes also slow

she would run along

with the seasons

and never seemed to save enough

hours, minutes and seconds

but she would always be there

be it morning, noon or night

poetic muses would find a way

to keep her at bay

in the long, dark night

as poets inspired

spun their magic

upon pages and pages

until the light of day

some people had enough of her

and some would want to find more

she could be lazy

and she could get people working hard

there are people who complain

about how to spend what she offers

and those that just take it in stride

singers sing about her

and what she means to them

hours spent with lovers

days roaming with friends

taking turns dancing in the dark

and dreaming by candlelight

she never ever wavers

always running along

never ever stopping

so many can’t catch up

but it’s comforting to know

that she will always be there

she is just wonderful

in her own way

she is time

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Jodah 13 months ago from Queensland Australia

What a wonderful way to describe "time" in this beautiful poem Rasma, and the Jim Croce song "Time in a Bottle" was the icing on the cake. One of my favourite singer/songwriters.


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manatita44 13 months ago from london

She is Time indeed! Very original! Very cute, Gypsy. Great Poetry as always!


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always exploring 13 months ago from Southern Illinois

Time, sometimes we have too much then there are days when we are so busy we wish for more time. Different poetry. I like it!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 13 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Jodah. Glad you enjoyed Jim. His songs are inspirational.

Thank you Manatita.

Thank you Ruby.


Michael Milec 13 months ago

Very poetically portraited " time."

Visualing Time, a "time" - time assuming you meant,

the most valuable commodity of it "now"

invested in memories, never fading,

" she will always be there..."


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Surabhi Kaura 13 months ago from Toronto, Canada

How poetic! I love it. Very sweet, Gypsy.


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billybuc 13 months ago from Olympia, WA

This may be my favorite of all your poems. This is just majestic in its scope. Well done, Rasma!


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BlossomSB 13 months ago from Victoria, Australia

What a lovely poem! Unfortunately, the older I get the faster she seems to run. At school we learned a song: 'Time, you old gypsy, will you not stay?' I'm glad you stay on hubpages with your poems and sweet thoughts.


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Genna East 13 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

I like how you gave Time a gender -- and a female one at that. Rasma, I think this is one of you best poems -- it certainly is my favorite. Beautifully and cleverly done.


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bravewarrior 13 months ago from Central Florida

Time certainly does have a mind of its own. I love your choice of songs. I haven't heard this in forever!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 13 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Michael.

Thank you Surabhi.

Thank you Bill.

Thank you Blossom. Interesting thought of calling time a gypsy. They do seem to keep traveling on.

Thank you Genna.

Thank you Shauna. I always love hearing the old tunes.

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