Time Goes By

hourSeconds slip by

Through the hourglass of time

My face brightly shines

In a picture in your mind

Minutes pass by

A small increment of time

Not enough to notice

That I’m not by your side


Hours go by

As the clock counts the time

My voice cries out to you

When it’s comfort you seek to find


Days slide by

More moments lost to time

Life tries to separate us

No matter how hard I’ve tried


Weeks drive by

I still can’t find the time

We’ll get together soon, I swear

When I escape the grind


Months swoop by

Still searching for our time

Missing me has faded for you

Soon it will have died


Years fly by

In an avalanche of time

Memories of me are now gone

As my face has faded away


Decades shoot by

No one saw the time

Someone asks if you know me

“No,” you say, “who is he?”


21 comments on “Time Goes By

  1. Elyse says:

    It’s so easy to lose and forget. Lovely poem, Revis

  2. Time… A weird thing I still can’t deal with, because of effects like the one in the poem you wrote.

  3. My favorite subject and great poetry,

  4. White Pearl says:

    Lovely poem……The ever green topic transformed into beautiful words, wisely 🙂 Love it xx

  5. The Hook says:

    Wonderful work, Revis.

  6. This reminds me of the song “The Cat’s in the Cradle.” Great poem!

  7. That was awesome. And immensely sad. But the weird thing is that I was watching ‘As Time Goes By’ on BBC America as I read it.

  8. Lovely poem. Funny as how children we wish for it (time) to speed up, only to end up crying out in disbelief when it actually does.

  9. […] It got to the point to where it was a couple of months in between seeing each other. His second son was a month old before I was able to see him for the first time. This part of our friendship together is one of the things that inspired me to write this. […]

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