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"Of Time"

A Continual Saga of a "Younger-than-Now" Poet from the Highly-Esteemed State of Texas proclaiming more Poetic-able Prose using just pure wit

Do We Intersect With Time...Or Does It Intersect With Us?


What can one say "Of Time"...It never sits still...

It is constantly on our backs...forcing its own will.

How did “Time” go by so fast...?

This is a question many of us ask.

What of tomorrow...or the Day after that...?

Yet...Do we know about the Day and "Time"...We are at?

What "Of Time"...Well, it is out of our own control...

But, each "tick" of the Clock...Controls our Mind, Body, and Soul.

It enwraps us as a dimensional element that shapes our existence...

It acts like we are important to it...but that is a false pretense.

Further and Further into "Time"...We all go...

And when will it ever end...We really don't know.


I look back at a kid of sixteen...

Too young to know what life can mean.

And to a young man of twenty one...

No search for ambition...only in searching for fun.

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Later a Man of around thirty...

Who had done much...but didn't feel worthy.

I look back at those men through a couple of photos...

And wonder what I was thinking...No one on Earth knows.

Could I only have had a jump on "Time"...

Would I have been one step ahead...Not behind?

To look at the whirlwind of confusion in my mind...

How long did I journey...and never once find?


If I could travel back in "Time"...I wouldn't want to go without you...

If I could still see you at another "Time"...I guess that would have to do.

If I went too far back...I could be running from a T-Rex...that's coming for me...

Or if too far in the Future...Maybe I'll get to try some future advanced technolo-gy.

One thing's for sure...no matter where I go in "Time" somewhere...

"Time"...One way or another...Will always be there.

I've always wondered if I could go back to see myself at a "Time" intersection.

A Theme of many Movies...that probably would be a fatal connection.

But...It would be great if it could happen...I could sure tell "younger me" some things...

What "Time" is the right "Time" to tell someone what their Future brings?

You can't change "Time" when your all out'ta "Time"...We all have things we'd like to change.

Though it's a nice thought....if it could be done...The Complexities of your Life could re-arrange.


Oh...of years that were crazy...and of some that were great...

Some that I mention...and some where I cursed my fate.

Did I come to some place...at some point...and hear my alarm clock ring...

To awaken and see...Life's only a Dream...Must make the most of everything!

At one time or another...We merge with ourselves that we once knew...

And return briefly...once again...to be ourselves...if only for a minute or two.

"Of Time" that intersects in my way...all the time...I must say...

Give me back the "Time"...that you know...that was "Time" taken away.

I do not want to presume that I have all the answers by now...

But...Let me tell you...I sure have learned a lot more now anyhow.

So...Let me go back in "Time" to that boy...or that very young man...

And let me fill him in on my knowledge "Of Time"...As much as I can.

"You built a Time Machine...Out of a DeLorean?" as quoted by Marty McFly

"You built a Time Machine...Out of a DeLorean?" as quoted by Marty McFly

For Me...I would need to switch those dates around...and maybe go Back to 1985. Yeah...that would be perfect !

For Me...I would need to switch those dates around...and maybe go Back to 1985. Yeah...that would be perfect !

"Got to promise me...you'll be back in time...!" (Huey Lewis and the News)

"Got to promise me...you'll be back in time...!" (Huey Lewis and the News)

[This Poem Updated in 2021.]

© 2009 ManlyPoetryMan

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