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Poem: Time Silently Awaits


Time Silently Awaits

Time challenges my pace,

It abandons its infinite ride,

Intervening my breath,

I narrowly escape.

I am slower than I think,

Time silently awaits,

Bids good bye abruptly,

Days roll like film before I blink.

I swear it’s Monday when it’s Friday,

Time sneakily cheats,

Invisibly without feet,

I haven't had my say.

Love enters the realm of time,

Does nothing and just be,

Time slows down,

To honour the rhythm of heart beats.

© 2019 Li-Jen Hew


Li-Jen Hew (author) on July 14, 2019:

Hey Shaloo, thanks for stopping by and thanks for your comment!

Shaloo Walia from India on July 14, 2019:

Love indeed makes the time stand still. Beautiful piece!!

Li-Jen Hew (author) on July 13, 2019:

Hahaha...I like being silly!

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on July 13, 2019:

no.. not too much.. just silly...LOL

Li-Jen Hew (author) on July 11, 2019:

Haha you can win if you want. But your back and forth may be limited to the past and present time. The present is the future of the past... Hahah okay I'm too much.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on July 11, 2019:

I said back from the past and you said back from the future.... the first reply to the comment I made.. so you can see now that I have been right all along... oh and still silly

Li-Jen Hew (author) on July 11, 2019:

Thanks for reading and commenting, Nithya!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on July 10, 2019:

Great poem, time flies waits for nobody. I love the way you have expressed your thoughts about time.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on July 09, 2019:

Frank, you are confusing me now. Lol.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on July 09, 2019:

I don't agree with you and we can go back and forth only to discover I am right..:) LOL still silly...

Li-Jen Hew (author) on July 08, 2019:

Thanks Mary!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on July 08, 2019:

It is great to read another poem from you. You made me reflect more on time.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on July 08, 2019:

Haha that's a side effect when you're from the future. You feel nostalgic and think you're from the past.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on July 08, 2019:

don't you mean the past ..silly

Li-Jen Hew (author) on July 08, 2019:

Haha...thanks Hari. :)

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on July 08, 2019:

Very creative work Li. Time is a timeless topic to write about. I like the way you describe your relationship with time.

You seem to mould it while it moulds you over the time.

- Hari

Li-Jen Hew (author) on July 08, 2019:

Haha Manatita. You're very visual.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on July 08, 2019:

Hey Rinita. Thanks for the appreciation. Generous.

manatita44 from london on July 08, 2019:


How did the stained T-shirt come out of the washing machine? Spotless … in time.

Rinita Sen on July 07, 2019:

Sublime! One of your best! The last stanza especially stole my breath. I have no words except to gape at your exquisite piece!

Li-Jen Hew (author) on July 07, 2019:

Thanks Jodah. Cool facts. Time flies when we're busy too.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on July 07, 2019:

Hi Sean. Thank you for your kind comment!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on July 07, 2019:

Great poem Li-Jen. Time is relative ...does that sound academic..lol. Truly, I am convinced time has sped up as I get older...the weeks, months and years seem to be going so quickly. I read somewhere the earths orbit around the Sun is gradually reducing so time is in fact speeding up. Love is perhaps the only thing that can make it feel like time is standing still for awhile. Good job.

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on July 07, 2019:

Love is the sweet Mother of Time, my dear Li-Jen! With Love, you can manage time. Try it, you'll see!

Excellent poem though! I love your talent and your seeking Heart! Be patient and love!

My Love embraces you!


PS: You are so blessed to have Manatita caring for you! I am so glad for that.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on July 07, 2019:

Okay, I changed it back hahah

manatita44 from london on July 07, 2019:

I know, but is it recent?

If so, you are becoming a child or shy. You've lost weight too, no? You know I still Love you. Peace.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on July 07, 2019:

Haha...thanks Manatita. Change the pic? Haha. It's today's pic.

manatita44 from london on July 07, 2019:

A bit annoying isn't it, this TIME!! Gave you a glimpse though. Ha ha. The Divine always compensate. Cool poem, my loving friend.

Change the pic. It may be younger, but all things carry energy. Use one of the more recent ones. Hari Om! Amitabha! (Amitofa)

Li-Jen Hew (author) on July 07, 2019:

Did my poem build a time machine? Frank you're back from the future...could it be? Thanks.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on July 07, 2019:

Hi Bill. Yes, love is timeless..love finally gave in in the end. Thanks for reading!

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on July 07, 2019:

what a spirited piece. well written and implacable ..:)

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 07, 2019:

Might we say that love is timeless?

Loved this, my friend!

Li-Jen Hew (author) on July 07, 2019:

Hi Lorna, nice to meet you. Thanks for reading!

Lorna Lamon on July 07, 2019:

This is a cleverly written poem - I enjoyed reading it.

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