Day 3 NaPoWriMo – Perspective of Time

April 3, 2013

Perspective of Time

When I was child time moved in slow motion
while I raced about at the speed of light–
one moment a cowgirl, the next a ballerina,
a week as an astronaut, another as mother–
living entire careers in moments.

A trip to the sun was a journey of seconds.

School started and the days overflowed
with alphabet soup, blackboards and chalk,
evenings bulged with chase and hopscotch.
There were trees to climb, races to run;
the exciting days were never-ending.

The bus ride to school lasted a lifetime.

Weeks were long, then Boys were discovered.
Would I go on a date, or wash my hair?
Mood swings ruled unpredictable time–
one day a lifetime, the next just seconds,
energy and pimples linked with time.

Time darted forward then dragged its feet.

Studies ended, family life began.
Jobs, shopping, car pool, house cleaning;
time was scheduled, measured and metered,
a day was a day, a week was a week,
but weekends were still surprisingly short.

Time moved on, predictably irregular.

Children were born, raced about and grew,
the years grew shorter, too soon they moved on.
Bodies ache and movement slows down,
but fickle time races forth, gaining speed.
One day it’s spring, the next leaves fall.

In the blink of an eye months have passed.

Time, now odd, resides in my head,
on wings of memory it sometimes reverses.
I open my eyes and wonder, “When am I?”
Past, present, future, what does it matter?
Time is finally in my control.

It lives in memories, lives in my mind.


6 Responses to “Day 3 NaPoWriMo – Perspective of Time”

  1. I’m really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one nowadays..

    • kayuk said

      Thank you very much for this comment! I think it’s the nicest one anyone has given me. I’m so happy that you like the writing. As I write I clear my thoughts, but I always have the desire to move people with what I write. I don’t really care which way they are moved, as long as some movement takes place: from sadness to laughter, boredom to excitement, complacency to anger or inspiration. Any movement is good.

      As for the layout, this is a free WordPress theme but I customized it to suit what I wanted to do. Rather than ‘Pages’ the headers are Categories so all I have to do is to check the Category(s) I want the posting to go to and it works like a charm. Also, I used a photo of my back yard and went to a font website and picked our a free font for the name of the blog page. I’m considering converting to a theme that allows a column on one side for historical posts, but I haven’t found one I like yet.

  2. kayuk said

    Yes, if only we could ‘find’ time.

  3. floridaborne said

    Very true!

  4. m33s66vr said

    Oh – to ‘find’ time…

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