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My, How Time Flies!

It just Won't Slow Down

By Linda RivenbarkPublished about a year ago 1 min read
My, How Time Flies!
Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

Where did the time go?

I’d slow it down if I could.

Oops! It’s speeding up!


The above Haiku poem was composed for entry into the Vocal+ Haiku Challenge that began on February 9, 2023 and will end on February 28, 2023.

It reflects on the hectic, busy lifestyle so many people now embrace.

Afraid to slow down and contemplate the unique problems and challenges of the 21st century, people find ways to fill in the days, hours, and minutes with meaningful (or otherwise) activity.

If there has ever been a time when we need to slow down and contemplate the problems that threaten our very existence, it is now!

fact or fiction

About the Creator

Linda Rivenbark

I believe in the magic of words, love, and tenacity. There is a world out there that needs to be explored, researched, and written out to try to make some sense of it, and to make a better place for the children of tomorrow.

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  • Novel Allenabout a year ago

    Time is in a hurry to go somewhere. I wish we weren't so eager to hurry it along. I laughed when I read the last line. So very true. Love the haiku.

  • C. H. Richardabout a year ago

    So true! Really the time is now to work on these things . ♥️

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