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The Passing of Time

No Time to Waste

From the Daily Post 11/10/14 – Fill in the blank: “Life is too short to _____.”  Now, write a post telling us how you’ve come to that conclusion.

Today, in my neighborhood a murder was committed.  You can read about it here.  It made me realize that the precious commodity called life should never be taken away from us.  Time is the measurement that gauges how long we will live.  Life is too short to WASTE!  Hug your loved ones today – time is ticking!

Time Passages

Time is measured by the passing of a second,

An occasion, a moment, a period of time –

It is the steady ticking of a clock, the rhythm of a heart beat.

Time is scheduled, clocked, calculated,

Figured and re-figured for ways to acquire more time.

Time is a commodity, an article of trade for humankind.

Time is an era, an epoch, a generation –

Passing from birth to death, as time slowly creeps along,

while the wheel of life gradually trudges on.

The spiral of time –

GONE in the blink of an eye!

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  1. A great poem in honour of life and time, Colleen. That’s why when anything ever does not go my way, I always think just how lucky I am in the life that I have. A wonderful partner, a loyal and loving dog that both make life so wonderful for me. Any negativity is well and truly locked outside our lives when ever it comes calling and we have dealt with it.

  2. This is so true. There is no warning with alarms and whistles that tell us when that time is coming. You may be going along with your daily duties when you here it on the radio that there was a train crash in Glendale and there are some fatalities. Then you go to the station with your son and the Sheriff is there to greet you, to tell you that your loyal husband was one of the departed. No warning. Just another day.

  3. A very important thing to remember indeed. Life is so very short and can be gone in an instant. We must appreciate every moment, every second.

  4. Sorry to hear of the trouble in your neighborhood. But it surely made you go deep in thought, Colleen.

  5. Yes! I was thinking life is to short to argue, but “life is too short to waste” covers everything negative, not just arguing.

  6. I agree we need to look at the precious moments we have!!!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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