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Time

Time doesn’t work any more

Today, I stopped time

I removed it from the wall

Before 7.30am had chimed

Placed in the cupboard, and wrapped in a shawl.


It was beautiful

No physical time in the house.

Not a chime or tick tock was uttered

Everything as quite as a mouse


Later I ate , when I felt like it

Took out my paints , down by the river

The time was? I have no idea, I have to admit

The sunset came, and then the stars glowed silver


I set off back, honeycomb dots in the distance

Back to home, back to my solitary

The path of least resistance

Away from time , my sanctuary


I slept under mother moons protection

And woke not knowing if days passed or hours

For me , only a new affection

That time does not hold me now

It empowers



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Unknown member
May 11, 2023

I really like this! it describes so well how by measuring things in scales like seconds or days we miss what they really are: moments that can last forever… Thank you for the reminder! ❤️

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Jes Derry
Jes Derry
May 07, 2023

How lovely. It has an ethereal feel to it.

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Debbie Dalton
Debbie Dalton
May 07, 2023
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thank you

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Unknown member
May 07, 2023

A really intriguing piece. So frequently I feel imprisoned by time as I wait for an alarm to notify me of the next meds.

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Debbie Dalton
Debbie Dalton
May 07, 2023
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Yes I know that feeling well

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