Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Treasure the Moment....

Too much, or never enough.
Time,
To pause and reflect.
Snatched and watched.
The hands move on.
My time, shared time,
Lost time.
Capture and treasure it,
Seize it and savour it.
Perhaps, at another time,
Dreading or fearing it.
With time,
Soothed and reassured.
Make time and take time,
To look back, reminiscing.
Moving on,
Pleasantly dreaming.
Conserve the commodity.
Per chance a rare find,
This spare moment in time

© Copyright Eileen O’Neill   16/07/2010

12 comments:

Francis Scudellari said...

This was a most enjoyable use of my time :). There was a tick-tock rhythm as I read it.

Marisol said...

It was a pleasure to be here to read you. Nice moment.
Recieve many regards from Berlin.

Jenny Enochsson said...

Welcome Eileen! This was a great use of time. Enjoyed it.

Old 333 said...

Yes, welcome! Hope to see more! I took the time, and also found it fine. I hope I didn't pop mine in right on top of yours: I posted before I actually checked in on anything today; a poetic frenzy. Thanks for a great poem - I really enjoyed it, and found it sort of calming.

PG

Megan Duffy said...

Very calming indeed, and I love the play of sounds and meaning in "snatched and watched."

I would like to print this poem and read it to myself each morning.

Ande said...

Welcome! This is a wonderful poem filled with the feeling of passage.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Francis,
Thank you for your very timely comments!!

Eileen:)

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Marisol,
Thank you for finding me and my words.
I appreciate your comments very much.

Eileen

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Jenny,
Thank you for taking time to read and comment.
Best wishes, Eileen

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Megan
I'm so pleased that you enjoyed readng this poem.

I appreciate your thoughts about it very much.
Eileen

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Old333,
Thank you for your very kind comments.
I'm pleased to be here at Flowers of Sulfur.

Eileen

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Ande,
I like you comments about this poem. It does have that feeling of moving with a passage in time.

Thank you for reading and leaving a comment.
Eileen