Posts tagged ‘time’

April 21, 2023


by thereluctantpoet

By Pratishruti Mohanty, Gina Gallyot and Charles Robert Lindholm



was back to haunt her

with shadows

that bent over

and whispered your name

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February 28, 2023

Last day #2

by Jem Croucher

2 of 12 in the ‘Last day 23’ series

Yes I know it's a bit shorter
but the slip-sliding away
this year is quite amazing
as it's February's last day

Now March is nigh upon us
and the winter's almost done
so I suspect in thirty more
we'll know the spring has come

So though another month
has left us now this year
I'm not that disappointed
as the warmer days are near

February 27, 2023


by Jem Croucher
In days of heady youth, future just a dream
the wisdom of a caring mother prompted application
to an embryonic beginning

January 31, 2023

Last day #1

by Jem Croucher

1 of 12 in the ‘Last Day 23’ series

It's January's final day
Tuesday the thirty-first
one month gone of Twenty-Three
thirty days dispersed
I'm not sure where they've gone mind you
as it doesn't seem that long
since we were still on holiday
and singing festive song
But gone they have so onward
to the shortest month we go
What it will bring a mystery
though soon we all will know

December 31, 2022

Last Day II

by Jem Croucher
So to thirty first December and
the last day of the year
Twenty two has been and gone
as twenty three appears

There have been many moments
with emotions running rife
as is the wont of passing time
this c'est la vie, this life

But there are still remaining hours
to finish it for good
so on this New Years' Eve we will
enjoy it as we should

December 6, 2022

Rise and Fall

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian

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December 4, 2022


by Jem Croucher
Today's overmorrow Tuesday will be
and the week will just have begun
then two overmorrows thereafter we'll see
a week that is almost done
But three overmorrows, it's not long to wait
if a week you need to pass by
so take that to heart and you will find
that time will literally fly

September 14, 2022

An Ultimate Reality Check Limerick 1.1

by Joel Kravitz


When the time comes for the mind to ponder
Afterlife and what’s “over yonder,”

December 21, 2021


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The Year Is Ending
And I Want To Give Thanks
To Each Of You
As Readers And Followers

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March 28, 2021

Thoughts to Paint

by Venkat

the time I poured
in velvet corners
waiting as a bud
to sip in cold arms

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March 5, 2021


by Venkat

ageless agonies, ageless acorn
acorns armless, armless arrows

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February 28, 2021

Tri-haiku XXXII – Time’s Passage

by Jem Croucher

The last of the month
where has February gone?
already it’s March

But no complaints here
for summer’s ever closer
Warmer daytime soon

Coupled with new growth
Springtime around the corner
with grass now greener

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January 25, 2021

Velvet Vipers

by Venkat
This is not cg, but an African bush viper; a highly venomous snake that  carries its unborn babies internally instead of laying eggs. : pics

violet veins, violet venom
verdant vials, vicious verses
vermillion vest, vicarious vampires
verdant voices, velvet vipers

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January 16, 2021


by Venkat

taut time, tendrils tender
timeless terrain, tainted trails
trickle taps, tick-tock tomorrows
tepid tapes, tallowed tubes

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January 6, 2021

Rounded Rays

by Venkat

rounded rays, ringed rain
rusted reflection, rueful roses
rivers rugged, roosters red
ridged rosewood, Roman rocks

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December 19, 2020


by Venkat

neon nectar, nightingale nests
nymphs, novellas, nuances noble
nomad nickels, narcotic napalm
nights nailed, nylon noose

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November 26, 2020


by thereluctantpoet


By Charles Robert Lindholm 

I want to take
the celebration of
Thanksgiving Day
here in America
to thank those
all across the
whole wide world
for taking your time
to read my words,

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November 17, 2020


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Is Knowledge
To The Correct

Are We Wise?
I Wonder,
But Have
My Doubts

It Seems
That Humanity
Is Quite Susceptible
To Herd Mentality

Leaving The Thinking
And Logical Reasoning
To Others And Then
Waiting For Them
To Explain What To Do

We All Know
Time Flies
And That Life
Is Short

But That Doesn’t
Seem To Stop Us
From Putting
Things Off
To Another Time,
‘Til Someday

We Believe
Since We Woke Up
This Morning
We Will Tomorrow

No Need To Worry
Or Rush Things
All In Due Time,

There Is No Someday!
We Only Have Now!
Someday Is The Seductive
Delusion Of Fools
Who Won’t Ever
Turn Their Dreams
Into Reality

Copyright © 2019 Charles Robert Lindholm, The Reluctant Poet – All Rights Reserved  04.08.2019 @4:30 p.m.

November 6, 2020


by thereluctantpoet

By Jeanne Marie – Women Who Think Too Much.Wordpress.Com
And Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet

Sleep Eats My Hours
Like A Starving,
Desert Demon,
It Swiftly Steals
And Devours
My Most Precious
Moments In Seconds

I Awaken Each Morning
To Find Years And Years
Have Slowly
Slipped Away
In A Silent,
And Addictive State
Of Amnesia

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October 1, 2020

A Bite of Moon

by Venkat

doors melt in my eyes
fishes shiver in fright
if rabbits could count ducks
leaves would spread smiles

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September 24, 2020


by Venkat

time is water
taped on an unbending light
these pages stand
high eyed frogs
nights hemmed on verdana

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May 31, 2020

Time passing

by Jem Croucher

So the sun sets on the month of May
and June is almost here
already we have seen pass by
not far off half a year
Unsure where that time has gone
it’s happened quite so fast
and life has changed dramatically
and looks quite set to last

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February 5, 2020


by Venkat

the clever skies come soft
from cocoons of my words
the Sun has its coat aloft
in thick seas of thoughts

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December 25, 2019


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The Year Is Ending
And I Want To Give Thanks
To Each Of You
As Readers And Followers

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October 17, 2019


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Runs Slowly
‘Til The Workweek’s Done
But Like A Shooting Star
Once You’re Having Fun

The Seconds
Tick By,
One By One
Measured All The Same

So Why Does Work Time
Feel So Slow
Yet Fly On By
When You’re
Having Fun

I’d Really
Like To Know
Wouldn’t You?

Copyright © 2019 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – Please Come View My Archives!!

June 16, 2019

Time and the starlet

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Deep in space-time, she awakes
throws off her mantle of gas

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April 2, 2019

Curtain Call

by Nick Anthony

Once more, the roar of applause thaws his heart and makes him wish he didn’t have to depart this stage. Where had the years gone? He wonders. How did each day, so long, become faint flashes of memory? An ambling trajectory of wasteful debauchery, his life has passed him by like a distant plane in the sky. And now, as he clocks out of consciousness and stares across an endless necropolis, the clapping masses have gone silent. His heart is no longer raging and defiant. Overhead, the black curtain is falling and the blissful escape of the void is calling.

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March 28, 2019

Reflection Haiku

by Nick Anthony

five long years ahead

vibrant, Doppler-blue future

five red years long gone

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