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From Time...To Time...To Time

Updated on February 9, 2015

Time... Where are you?

I see you moving

Ever evading

All around

But not to be found

You take me forward

Or take me back

Standing still

From time

Where have you gone?

Where have you been?

Are you here to stay?

Or just passing by?

I can't make you

Though often I try

I can't stop you

Yet never ask why

I simply move

From frame... to frame

Allowing you to make your claim

And claim you will

I can't save you

You move too quick

Or so it's said

By those who've seen you

Pass them by

I can't spend you

Or can I?

Spending time on this or that

Of no importance, with no regret

Or do I?

Regret I do

For wasting you

And watching you

Pass me by

Trying to find you

Longing to find you

Looking forward and looking back

Rarely appreciating , always manipulating

But now I see

I need not look...I need not save...

I need not spend...I need not waste...


I need only to enjoy...


from time

Where we spend our time

What is most of your free time spent doing?

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    • Howie Watts profile imageAUTHOR

      Howie Watts 

      4 years ago

      Thank you Dim. Very true. Time never returns. I like to think of it like this. The only time we have is now. Time spent is never to return, time to come has yet to be earned. Make the best of time now and don't let it burn. Easier said than sometimes to do :-)

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      4 years ago from Great Britain

      Loved this. It is a subject most of us ought to think about.

      Once time has gone, you can never get it back.

      Great read. Thank you.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Time takes up forward and brings us back and leaves behind great memories.

    • Howie Watts profile imageAUTHOR

      Howie Watts 

      4 years ago

      Thank you Will and Crafty. I appreciate the read, the comments and the recommendation. Have a blessed day :-)

    • CraftytotheCore profile image


      4 years ago

      This is really great! And so true!

    • WillStarr profile image


      4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Excellent, Howie, and recommended!

    • Howie Watts profile imageAUTHOR

      Howie Watts 

      4 years ago

      Thanks again Sparklea. I agree and that is a great verse and a great quote. Thank you also breakfastpop :-) I appreciate you taking the time to read and vote up. Wasting time is something we all are guilty of, although I try to be more aware of it of late.

    • breakfastpop profile image


      4 years ago

      The one thing I hate to do is waste time. Great hub..voted up and awesome!

    • Sparklea profile image


      4 years ago from Upstate New York

      Howie: years ago I read in a book, "do what always counts FIRST and do it first." I find if I set my timer for 15 minutes to attack a bunch of clutter, it turns out to be quite beneficial. Whatever is most important to us on this planet we have to do what we love first...especially those who want to excel in writing. I've asked God multiple times to forgive me for wasting time. But there is a verse in the Bible, "God will restore to you the years the locust has eaten." I stand on that verse, and I always say to God, "Please don't take me until I achieve what you put me here to do."

      God bless, Sparklea

    • Howie Watts profile imageAUTHOR

      Howie Watts 

      4 years ago

      Thank you for your words and the vote up Sparklea. I think we all have been guilty of trying to "make" time for things, instead of just enjoying the time we have been blessed with. I read something yesterday that sparked my thoughts for this piece. It simply read, "Time never returns. Once it's gone, it's gone." Too often we figure this out too late, and would give anything to have certain moments in time back, or to have time back that we wasted and opportunity's we lost to spend time with someone who is no longer around. I know this is true for myself.

    • Sparklea profile image


      4 years ago from Upstate New York

      Howie: voted up, useful and interesting. I constantly think about time, and I hate to waste it. You really summed it up in this creative write.

      As the years pass I am more aware of embracing each moment of life.

      Thank you for this very insightful hub about time, one of the greatest gifts of life. Blessings, Sparklea ;)


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