A Lot of Time - An Original Poem

A Lot Of Time – An Original Poem

Howdy, there!

Today, I’m popping in with a quick poem, and along with some news!

There’s a super-short sale going on for Day of Dust right now. The ebook is 88% off for the next three hours only (from 2 pm to 5 pm PST). So if you’re looking for something fun to read tonight, hurry over to Amazon and snatch your ebook.

Now that I’ve got that great news out of my system, here’s the promised poem. I hope you enjoy it!

A Lot of Time

I’ve spent a lot of time with Time;
By now we’re rather close.
I’ve learned a lot by watching
And by asking what Time knows.

Time is a potent changer.
It’s a friend and it’s a foe.
It turns a brother to a stranger,
Takes your pride and makes it low.

But it also melds the distance
And makes memories shine like gold,
Paints the past without consistence,
Walks beside you when you’re old.

It takes your hope and makes it stronger,
Turning hours into weeks,
Makes the light somehow last longer,
Dries the tears upon your cheeks.

There’s no outrunning it, outgunning it,
Or leaving it behind you.

It will stay and mark each day.
It will twinkle to remind you

That some hurts will fade beside it
And some fears will grow instead.
But no matter how you hide it,
It will walk with steady tread.

I’ve spent a lot of time with Time.
By now, I’ve learned this much:
The Time we have down here is precious.
We should live as though it’s such.

What has time taught you?


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4 thoughts on “A Lot Of Time – An Original Poem

  1. First of all, I want to tell you how much I enjoyed your poem…such thoughtful observations about time. When I was about your age, I wrote a lot of poetry. I wish I could find the one that I actually wrote about time. It was about how I wanted to stop the “hands of time” because all my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and most
    all the cousins from my generation (and there were a lot of them!) were still alive. Of course, that would have been awful because life goes on, and I would have missed meeting Daryl, getting married, having Amy, Amy and Andy, knowing the Lord (I wasn’t saved until I was 30), and meeting all the incredible people God has sent my way over the years! It sure is true – His way is better my my way!!

    I have learned that 70 years go by in a great big hurry!!!!!! It is so wonderful to know that God knew the “number of our days” before He even created us! That sure eliminates a lot of concern! (You have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live, and we are not given a minute longer. Job 14:5 NLT ) Or a minute less for that matter! 🙂 🙂

    And, also, that I never have enough time to get done all the things I want to do. Like going to see people I love who live in South Carolina! Don’t give up on us…we will get there one of these days!

    Love, love, love, love, love you all!
    That is a love message for each of you!

    Keep up the great work, Ellie!

    1. You are so sweet, Mrs. Pat! Thank you for your lovely comment! What a wise thing to say about time moving on. If it didn’t, a lot of important things wouldn’t have happened! I love that. Yes, God takes care of us even better than we can take care of ourselves! It would ROCK if you could make it out here sometime! Sending love right back atcha. 😉 Miss you.

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