Construct of Time


Universal time beyond

What we can comprehend

And we, a flicker of life

In something without end


Only we hear the ticking

Our perception of life’s clock

As we hurl through endless space

On a five billion year old rock


That knows nothing of time

Or how frantic our short lives

It holds no great urgency

For an end that never arrives


It is sheer hubris to think

We leave behind a legacy

We are but a speck of ink

On a billion pages of history


But time is what we built

To measure and report

The brevity of our lives

In our time so very short


And within this construct

The second hand we chase

We rush to live fast enough

To win this human race


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

    and it seems to be only later in life when we really realize how brief it is

  2. We are the essence of Creation and the perfection of the universe, there is only one thing greater than man, and that is God. Beautiful, powerful and meaningful words Brad, for although we are the children, the path of humility should be our own. All the best my friend!

  3. petespringerauthor says:

    I’d heard time went faster after you retired. I’m finding that to be true, but that just means the old guy needs to move a little faster. 😎

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Beautifully written and something most of us struggle with. The secret, I believe, is getting to the point where you can relax and still the mind. To find something that makes you truly happy that doesn’t necessarily involve another person, only ourselves. I believe it is our responsibility when we leave here to have left some sort of significant imprint upon our world. Love Jonikins 🧚🏻🙏❤️

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