Friday, November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015 Writers Digest November PAD Challenge/No Time for Looking Back

relent, horrendous, artifact, lagoon, wobble, and plunder

No Time for Looking Back

i pick it up                            an artifact                             left behind

dropped                              forgotten                               turn it over in my hand

it wobbles                           catches the light                    i am reminded

of the horrendous events   almost forgotten                    the past slides under rocks

hides there                         we have no time                   for looking back

hard to just keep up           hard to stay balanced           our days minutes hours

filled with necessities         things to be done                  interruptions of more serious ideas

thoughts                             reflections                             memories

the present is relentless     in its' demand                       for our attention

the loon cries                      in the lagoon                        a lonely sound

a reminder of another world                           past           present

future                                  what is treasured                  is often plundered

November 20, 2015


Blogoratti said...

Every moment counts, every smile, every encounter and event...every memory. What a brilliant piece, greetings to you lovely.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So beautiful - the lagoon, the lonely call of the loon....the pace of life, the looking back. I resonate with every word, my friend. Beautifully expressed.