Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Over my Shoulder

Time stands still and I wait for it to catch up,
Looking over my shoulder, trying to decide if it's following me or hiding away.
I want to grab it, hold it in my hand, slow it, seize it,
Somehow tame it.
It has left so many soul scars and calling cards around my eyes,
I wonder if it will recognize me when it catches up.
This is the best time, I want to embrace the walk,
I want it to exist closer, trusting that I will take care with it's fragile wings.
I didn't know before if you held tightly it crumbles.
I didn't know if you looked back too much for it, it would become hard to see.
With patience I sorely lack, I will wait for it to catch up,
I will beg, on my knees to God, to make it walk slowly.
I promise to treat it gingerly now, so I can drink it all in.

5 comments:

Tina Trivett said...

Ah, my Georgia friend....this is lovely. Counting moments...

Queen of the Universe said...

I am glad that came across because I FEEL lovely...:)

gingatao said...

It is beautiful. A beautiful delicate thought carefully expressed. Wonderful tender and gentle poem.

Sumedh said...

Deep thoughts, which cyclically answer themselves in the undertone, I feel...a deep truth...time doesn't really move, unless we do!

Queen of the Universe said...

Wow, gingatao and sumedh, I am honored you grace my tiny little blog...:) Many thanks for your insight.