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The smooth flow of Time

It Never pauses for mankind

By Novel AllenPublished 16 days ago β€’ 1 min read
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As smooth as the sweet sounds of a perfect melody

Time marches on by, unimpeded by life's annoyances

By the cries and pleas of our tiny human voices

Lost within the annals of time!


Still, in never ending, unbroken strands

Time marches onwards

Disregarding our murmurs, pants and pleas

Father Time passes us by with not a moment's care

Even as our life's breaths and gasps, take leave of our bodies

Still, onwards march the seconds, minutes, hours, days and weeks

Three scores and ten years we are promised

Yet in the twinkling of an eye

Time erases our very existence

A new us is born every second, every minute

And the strands of life keep time with the silent march

Smooth and unchanging, unfeeling

Time will never pause for the likes of us

So let's outsmart Father Time

Grab life by the horns


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Or die trying!

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About the Creator

Novel Allen

(Uk based) I Exist within moments, driven by whims and fancies, a free spirited dreamer. I Run wild with the wind.

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  • Grz Colm6 days ago

    Excellent! Many great lines here. Seem to have missed many of your pieces. Knew I was a couple or so behind ..but gets lost in notifications. Apologies! Funny how we both wrote about time recently (I.e briefly in my free verse about sabotage and confidence etc)… I guess it is an apt idea with endless ideas for poetry isn’t it. Another thoughtful free verse! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

  • Donna Fox (HKB)13 days ago

    This was so beautiful Novel, I felt like time stopped as I read this! I feel a sense of peace in this moment, such a great way to start my day! Thank you!

  • A reminder that life is a transition. Nice piece!

  • Real Poetic14 days ago

    Novel, this is so good! Great entry. 🩡

  • Naveed16 days ago

    . Another great Work

  • Smoothly ride that bull. Not me thinking of something else entirely. Lol! Loved your poem!

  • Sid Aaron Hirji16 days ago

    great read

  • Sid Aaron Hirji16 days ago

    Stole my flurking idea lol

  • Loved that shift at the end--& that's no bull! Great job.

  • Hannah Moore16 days ago

    I feel almost trampled under foot...and then you tell me to mount. Nice.

  • Babs Iverson16 days ago

    Fabulous smooth flow of time!!! Love your performance and inspirational poem!!!πŸ’•β€οΈβ€οΈ

  • Mariann Carroll16 days ago

    Lol, smoothly ride that bull πŸ˜‚You smoothly left your Mark in life for sure πŸ’•

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