Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Time is cruelly efficient!

                                                                                 Attribution: Arne Nordmann
Image: Spring-cover Pocket Watch (here)

It held one by the throat
Stood still?
Not on your life
Like it or not it moved at its own pace
Waited for no one
That was how it conducted itself

Cruelly efficient no holds barred
But procrastination managed to steal it
Still that was not its problem

How it flew!
Many were just taken aback
Disappointed for not having utilized it
Depressed for having neglected it
Lamented for having ignored it

Ganged up with deadlines
To send some into a frenzy
Blaming it for having so little
But the smart ones
were able to manage it well
Within a designated frame

The best option was to kill it
To become productive
Or just to have a fling

Killing time, how nice!

For Sumana's hosting at Poet United's
Midweek Motif  -  time


  1. It slips by and we really have to be going along with it.

  2. Time always moves at its own pace, unforgiving, cares and waits for none thereby exposing its basically cruel has to be clever enough to manage it...your last line made me smile :)

  3. It's amazing how much time we waste and not use it to it's full potential.
    Great poem Hank.

  4. Time moves on at its own pace. I don't think it is ever possible to 'kill time.' Time rolls on like a train car no matter what.

  5. Wonderful reflections and very clever use of all the sayings we have to describe time..killing it is sometimes necessary..but hopefully it can still serve a purpose in our journey

  6. Time sure flies by and can be wasted or killed. But nothing wrong with a fun fling lol

  7. We really have to learn to use it and not fight against it. I liked this poem.

  8. Marvelous poem! I have often killed time, and occasionally regretted it. Time definitely conducts itself, as if a full orchestra of variations. I love your poem, its humor and daring!

  9. An excellent write! Its true time never waits for anyone to catch up with it.. rather it is we who must learn to manage accordingly :)

  10. Time is merciless. It never waits or cares what we're up to. We can try to kill it, but really it kills us. Good write Hank.

  11. Love killing time, excellent conclusion.

  12. Let's hope in the end nothing's wasted - not even killing time (I've always been intrigued by this phrase...

  13. I do now regret how much time I did not use when time is short.........good one, Hank!!!!!