The Hourglass

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The time has come;
For us to succumb.
To own our ways;
To earn due praise.

Repeatedly time;
Lingers to our side.
Through affliction is;
Our solitary guide.

Woes and sorrows;
Time thus heals.
To Creator above;
Makes us kneel.

And so, when time;
To the end climbs,
Left behind are things;
Holding on like strings.

The time has come;
For us to succumb.
To own our ways,
To earn due praise.

 

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β€œTime is the school in which we learn.” – Joan Didion

Posted for Susie Clevenger’s Challenge

Posted on Tuesday Prompt @ Poetry Jam

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54 Replies to “The Hourglass”

    1. Hello Debi,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Thanks for the huge compliment πŸ™‚
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    1. Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much πŸ˜€ So glad you liked it.
      It was quite challenging to write on it.
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    1. Hello Moskowitz,

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ So glad you liked it!
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    1. Hello Hannah,

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      You grabbed the essence of the poem really well πŸ™‚
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  1. I have lived your third stanza repeatedly over the last few years. I know the only reason I haven’t succumbed to the pain of all of it is there is a power greater than I holding me up. This is beautiful. Thank you for writing for the challenge.

    1. Hello Susie,

      Thank you so much! Was hoping you would like it πŸ™‚
      It was a difficult yet exciting prompt!
      Highly appreciate your kind words πŸ˜€
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  2. I’m liking it, Sanaa. There comes a time, when we must trust ourselves. Pain is a great teacher, and like you say God wants us kneeling. If we don’t now, at the last times “every knee shall bow and every mouth confess …” That will be the final time for some.
    ..

    1. Hello Jim,

      Thanks for stopping by, glad you liked my poem πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciate your insight on it πŸ˜€

    1. Hello CC,

      Thanks for stopping by, glad you liked my poem πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciate your kind remarks πŸ˜€
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    1. Hello Claire,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciate your kind remarks πŸ™‚
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  3. That is pretty ironic to think about. I’ve always said that our actions are what defines our life and who we are. I think you did a wonderful job at narrating this within your poem with a good selection of word choice, and decently sized frame.

    1. Hello Kenn,

      Thanks for stopping by, loved your insight on my poem πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated! Have a great week! πŸ™‚

  4. yes, sometimes it is time to allow ourselves to be healed after time passes. And so true that the creator can help this healing to take place.

    1. Hello Mary,

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  5. I love poetry because each word carries meaning. Each word in this poem marches with the cadence of time. Time is aloof is it not? And yet our response is key.Well done Sunny One

    1. Hello Leslie,

      Thank you so much my dear πŸ™‚ we share the same insight on this one πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated! πŸ™‚
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  6. Sanaa,

    I have enjoyed interacting with you via Poetry Jam. Thank you..

    Your poem is as though life itself has been set out before our eyes..Recognising that there will come a time when ‘we must leave behind things, and let go of strings.’ Superb, even a little sad..
    Eileen

    1. Hello Eileen,

      Likewise.. its sad that Poetry jam is going dark.. hope it returns to light soon..
      Thanks for your compliments πŸ™‚ Highly appreciated! Much love
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  7. Sanaa, I loved these lines,
    “Woes and sorrows;
    Time thus heals.
    To Creator above;
    Makes us kneel.”

    Time is surely a great healer and the Creator helps if we kneel and ask for help. Entire poem reads beautifully!

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