Construct of Time



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Universal time beyond

What we can comprehend

And we, a flicker of life

In something without end

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Only we hear the ticking

Our perception of life’s clock

As we hurl through endless space

On a five billion year old rock

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That knows nothing of time

Or how frantic our short lives

It holds no great urgency

For an end that never arrives

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It is sheer hubris to think

We leave behind a legacy

We are but a speck of ink

On a billion pages of history

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But time is what we built

To measure and report

The brevity of our lives

In our time so very short

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And within this construct

The second hand we chase

We rush to live fast enough

To win this human race

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Comments
16 Responses to “Construct of Time”
  1. beth says:

    it is all running in place. until it’s not.

  2. It’s a trip through the construct of time and our existence. Enjoyed reading the piece Brad 😊

  3. Jim Borden says:

    and I wonder what the prize is if we win…

  4. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    A beautiful ode to the idea we call space and what it can represent to some. Lovely work my friend,
    FBC.

  5. jonicaggiano says:

    This is a great piece. Time is an interesting topic as I believe it is very brief indeed. This poem made me think of a lovely woman I follow who told a story that I read about how a woman she followed was dying. When she did her book made the New York Ten Best Sellers list. I believe that I should try to make a difference while I am here, even if it is through my daughter or even my work. It is the time after this that for me I look forward too. Brad your poetry will live on. Love Jonikens xoxoxo

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