Time is such a constant in our lives, racing the clock, wishing it would go faster or slower. Rarely do we get off the train of time and focus solely in the moment. What does time mean to you?
Write for ten minutes about an instant that time stood still, with as much detail as you can.
I’m not giving you ten-
Minutes you pirate.
Saving time, so it won’t —
Fly; pulling me in with —
Delicacies discovered with lost boys.
Awaking, dreamscapes to handwrite on —
Slate grey walls,
Spinning gold on my spinning-wheel.
New challenge, birds trill softly,
Cinderella, Snow White —
Rub Genie’s lamp, grant wishes.
Cast my mind from other,
Issues; be Alice —
Slipping down rabbit hole secure.
Rabbit peering at his watch,
He’s late and —
Time’s needed, succeeding, rebuilding.
Growing pains, Belle taming beast.
Spreading wings that —
Are clipped, don’t fly — learning.
Remember how it was to soar,
Such memories of —
Before, such ugly stepsister problems.
Dreams unfurling, dancing in clouds,
Dress pink, blue —
Time scatters, no Prince here.
Clicks, ticks, forces me to —
The edge and,
Swimming through life as Crocodiles.
To write is to hook,
Live in more —
Than fairytales and breathe in;
Crisp clean air, words trembling,
With adventureous schemes; shot down.
If elephants fly with their —
Ears flapping; I’ll
Survive at father time’s leisure.
Around the bend, avoid wolves,
Yet sleeping, awake —
No mild princess, time awaits.
©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reaerved.