Wednesday, November 3, 2010


He, who knows no beginning or ending
numbered my days
before I lived even one.
They came to me,
a precious gift,
with the admonition
to use them wisely.

It seemed an endless chain
when first the gift was given,
but the links slipped through my fingers
with alarming speed
when once I paused to see.

Now, with lengths of chain
gathered at my feet,
I hold the remaining links
in tender grasp -
treasuring each one
as it falls to join the others.

It has grown far too quickly,
this mass of linked days,
I pray for wisdom to use
those that remain wisely.
Ever thankful that one day
it will truly be an endless chain.

linking to One Stop Poetry



Bubba said...

They do kinda snowball that way, don't they?

Nice One Shot, Linda!

Sandy said...

This is beautiful, Linda. We have much
to be thankful for especially that one
day our chain will truly be endless.

Patty Sherry said...

Being able to treasure each day, each moment truly is a gift. Lovely One Shot xo

Mommy Emily said...

your grasp is so tender, linda... what a beautiful poem.

KB said...

The days go by faster the older we get. I enjoyed this One Shot.

Unknown said...

Beautiful, dear friend. Wisdom, right here. Love you.

Heather said...

A beautiful poem, Linda... a treasure once again!

Anonymous said...

i dragging one of those chains around too.

Shashidhar Sharma said...

I like your take on time and I enjoyed it so much... as the chains gather at your feet, I could see myself growing old in your words. Interestingly, I did talk about time in too in my verse this time.

Thanks for sharing Linda.

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
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Brian Miller said...

smiles. yeah i echo that use my links i have left wisely...

gautami tripathy said...

I couldn't agree more...

bits and pieces

Melissa Campbell said...

My grandmother used to tell me how time passes quicker the older we get. I didn't believe her. I have wasted so much time. But I repent. Now I feel the same need to treasure each moment, and ask for wisdom to live them to their fullest. Beautiful post! Thank you, Friend. :)

Marshy said...

i loved the way you crafted this excellent read that does make you ponder the quickness of time.....thanks for that...pete

Anonymous said...

Beautiful way of making this one--nice way of showing Time's march. We've all got these chains...

AW said...

It is strange how time seems to speed up. Beautiful and wise prayer!

Jingle Poetry At Washington State said...

I love your way of handling poetry.

so smart words,
true about endless time circle.