A Scribble in Time

INTRO: Happy New Year to my readers and listeners. Diaries and calendars are on sale now that the new year has burst out of the starting blocks and will soon gain speed. New Year’s Resolutions are made this month. By the end of January, a percentage of people will have already broken their well-meaning intentions, a few won’t even bother setting any goals for the year, and some will be slow out of the starting blocks and need another month or two before they get started. Others will have set their goals for the year and are competing in the race against time. I wrote this poem reflecting on how we humans run the race against time. Beverley Joy

AUDIO – A Scribble in Time

Tick-tock, tick-tock, time waits for no man

The relentless rhythm of the hands

As they walk their way around the clock

Day in, day out, never tiring of their work.

Tick-tock, tick-tock, humans, can only hope to find

A way to organise their mind

To sync what they do at work and leisure,

To fit-in-with-times hourly chimes.

Tick-tock, tick-tock, I scribble my goals on a piece of paper

I sit curled up on my comfy lounge

A calendar and diary with art on the cover

With a pen and white-out stick ready in hand.

Tick-tock, tick-tock, determined to achieve my goals this year

I think as I scribble my plan onto paper

I’ll do this today, I’ll do that tomorrow

I’ll go here in September, I’ll go there in December.

Tick-tock, tick-tock, When I’m finished, I lean back and sit tall in my chair

With a smirk on my face, I say “I’ve won the race

With the hands of time, I’ve silenced its chimes

My plan is sealed in whiteout and ink.”

Tick-tock, tick-tock, at Christmas time I know I will find

My diary, full of whiteout and scribbles in time

Confessions of frustration and of cause celebration

In my race to chase time to the finish line.

Beverley Joy © 2022 of Simply Story Poetry. All Rights Reserved.

For a different concept of time, read or listen to my poem A Rose Of Time

You can listen to all my poems on several podcast platforms here

2 thoughts on “A Scribble in Time

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  1. I like how you say February is the testing month for your New Year’s resolutions. It actually is a great time to see if you’re on track with your goals, and if you’ve given up after a month, there’s a lot to reflect on. Great post and poem. Thanks for sharing, Beverley!

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