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Time On Our Hands

Updated on April 17, 2013
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You're such a busy bee.
You're always on the go.
I stay busy too,
But for when things are slow.

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We’ll busy ourselves with this.

We’ll busy ourselves with that.

We’ll busy ourselves with a tiff,

And giving a tit for a tat.
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There are so many obligations,

For everyone, including you.

We’ll busy ourselves with abstaining,

From all these things to do.

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We're all keeping busy,
So there's little time to think.
There's little time for a sunrise,
Or to watch as the sun will sink.

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There's too little time,
For wiggling toes in sand.
There's too little time,
For holding a hand.

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There's too little time,
For kissing.
There's far too much time,
For missing.

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If we captured time in a bottle,

How could we utilize,

This time we find so precious,

Before it will vaporize?
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My, my! Just look at the time!
Where does all of it go?
If we studied all the time,
What would we come to know?

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Time is on our hands.
Time is on our side?
It's heaven sent and always spent,
And always occupied.

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~Micky Dee~

04-17-13

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    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      5 years ago from Great Britain

      Great reminder of how precious time is Micky. The way you formed the poetry was fabulous. Like a song . I was singing along.

      Take care dear friend.

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      jandee 

      5 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Micky I brought a pup in to live with our gang----------sure it was only a while ago ! His birthday next week tells me he will be 6 years old-

      loved your write,

      very best from jandee

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      justom 

      5 years ago from 41042

      Time isn't holding us..time isn't after us...same as it ever was...same as it ever was. I have so much I don't know what to do with it, besides enjoy breathing :-) Peace brother!! Tom

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      Vincent Moore 

      5 years ago

      Time oh where are thee, like sand through my fingers you slip through. Ageless for the young, yet for us older folk slipping faster each hour. Yet I have many pleasant memories to spend what time I have left. Keeping busy as we age and living each and every moment is so very precious.

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      Elias Zanetti 

      5 years ago from Athens, Greece

      Beautiful poem indeed and such a nice visualization in Dali's painting.

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      sweethearts2 

      5 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      Making time precious gives us precious memories. drbj is correct time does get faster

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      Kathi 

      5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hi Micky, I can so relate to this and I'm not high energy type always doing something. I need my down time! It's so important! I always enjoy your musings, they're clever and inspiring! Kathi :O)

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      Nikki Wicked 

      5 years ago from Louisiana

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      drbj and sherry 

      5 years ago from south Florida

      Well said, Micky. And just for the record: the older you get, the faster it goes. Trust me!

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Time is not gold but life itself.We should take care of it.Thanks for the poem.It is well written and a thought provoking.

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      prettydarkhorse 

      5 years ago from US

      Time is precious yes, but if you don't enjoy the moment, you will soon discover that it is lost and gone!

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