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A Poem About Wishing Time Would Slow Down

Updated on March 15, 2013

Stay

Stay with me here

today, now

remain still

as the pavement beneath our feet

stay in love

with me here,

before the world starts again

before I remember I exist

stay as sure as your hands on my skin

and your pretty words in my head

Cinderella bade the clock to halt,

So I beg you to change minutes

into hours

and stay.


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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Time is so fickle, rushing by when it should move slowly and hardly moving when we want it to hurry. Nice work!

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you! I appreciate that!!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      One thing I know for sure , Jennifer, time just doesen''t slow down when I read your words, time stops.

      lake erie time 10:31pm

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      That is so very lovely. Thank you!

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      Petra Vlah 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Real time,versus personal time is a great way of measuring happiness. Minding the pendulous movement is not what quality living is all about - great poem, my dear

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      very good and very creative theater girl voted awesome :)

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you very much Frank! And I appreciate you stopping by!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Theater girl, I find, the older I get, the more I wish time would slow down. This is a simple, yet powerful poem, voted up. Great job!

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Careermommy! And I agree, the older I get, the more moments that I have that I feel I could just "live" in! Thank you for the votes up and for stopping by!

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      I like this one! It grabbed my attention with the clock image. You may indeed like the movie "Somewhere In Time"...your poem would belong in that story. :-)

      I really like the pacing and placement of your words here. It adds to the clarity and power of the message. Nice work! :-) ~Lurana

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      I think I am going to check it out! This poem comes from a place that makes me think I could relate to the story! I am so glad that this one resonates with you ! Thanks for stopping by! -Jennifer

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Jennifer, I just saw this comment and am glad you did have a chance to see the movie. The pocketwatch figures significantly---although it's also a paradox (where did it come from if she gave it to him but he gave it to her??). :-) ~Lurana

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      That is one of those things that if you think on it too long drives you crazy! Take care-jennifer

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      Jose Velasquez 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Time stops for no one. Enjoy the minutes while they last, and if a guy can't devote an extra hour hide his car keys and make him walk. Actually don't do that, because it's mean and I had it happen to me. LOL

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Phillydreamer! And I am so sorry that happened to you! I think I will try to make my partner stay without hiding his keys! I am glad that you stopped by! Thanks for the sharing too! It's great when that happens!

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Just looking through some older Hubs and found this lovely piece, waiting in the wings.This is a beautiful appeal, as it cries to the heart of one's love.

      Sharing!

      Yours Sincerely,

      R.Q.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for the share Romeo! And yes, this poem is most definitely speaking to someone specific! But I will leave the rest to the imagination of others! Thanks for reading!

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      dreamseeker2 3 years ago

      Cool poem. : ) Voted it up and interesting.

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for the visit dream seeker! And the great comment!

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