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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  1. gillena says:

    a very credible ode to old master Time; and verse 3 is my favourite

    thanks for dropping in to read mine

    much love…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thank you so much dear πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!
      Highly appreciated!
      xoxo

  2. Debi says:

    Stanza three, also a fav. Our Pastor talked about how sorrow grows us into joy. Lots of wisdom in this poem for one so young.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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      Thanks for the huge compliment πŸ™‚
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  3. I like the rhythm and rhyme of the form you chose for this poem. And yes, much wisdom there.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much πŸ˜€ So glad you liked it.
      It was quite challenging to write on it.
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  4. I loved the simplicity of the rhyme and the depth of thought here.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  5. The idea of holding on and the string likening works so well…it’s difficult to grasp that slipping-grain string. Great write.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Hannah,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      You grabbed the essence of the poem really well πŸ™‚
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  6. Interesting structure and much to think about, such as affliction as our solitary guide.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  7. Aqsa Sid Sara says:

    WOW! I Enjoyed it!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Aqsa,

      Thank you so much dear πŸ™‚ glad you liked it!
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  8. 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. adashofsunny says:

      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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  9. A lovely, positive take on the quote.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  10. hedgewitch says:

    Time is perhaps the first and last master we all face, and one we can never disobey–very perceptive.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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      Thanks for stopping by, glad you liked my perception πŸ˜‰
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  11. Jim says:

    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. adashofsunny says:

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

  12. Ella says:

    I love the reflection you shared~ So, much depth in this offering!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Ella,

      Thank you so much dear πŸ™‚ So glad you liked it!
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  13. CC Champagne says:

    What stuck with me is that once it’s all over all there’s left is things… Time is a very tough master, indeed!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello CC,

      Thanks for stopping by, glad you liked my poem πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciate your kind remarks πŸ˜€
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  14. grapeling says:

    “left behind are things” – my favorite line ~

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  15. Claire Jones says:

    Lovely animation..! Such profound thoughts expressed in such a beautiful way πŸ™‚
    Much love

    1. adashofsunny says:

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      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciate your kind remarks πŸ™‚
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  16. Kenn says:

    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. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Kenn,

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

  17. Manicddaily says:

    Great to get to the point of actually acknowledging one’s own good works! It is very hard to get there. Thanks, Sanaa. k.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  18. Donna Smith says:

    Loved “left behind are things”.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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      Thanks for stopping by πŸ˜€
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  19. Sumana Roy says:

    “Woes and sorrows; / Time thus heals. / To Creator above; / Makes us kneel.”…been to this place…

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  20. Mary says:

    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. adashofsunny says:

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  21. Ramya Rao says:

    Time does heal. True… Nice one!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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      Thank you πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it!
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  22. Alan Stevens says:

    The time has come, brilliantly captured.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  23. Gabriella says:

    Meaningful use of form and rhymes!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  24. L. Moon says:

    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. adashofsunny says:

      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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  25. 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. adashofsunny says:

      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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  26. Priya Lund says:

    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!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Priya,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated! Lots of love
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  27. Nicholas V. says:

    Beautiful poem of deceptive simplicity, delving deep into what is fundamental and important in our life!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Nicholas,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
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