A Poem by JohnCreekmore

Author: JohnCreekmore
Created: March 09, 2018 at 11:21 pm
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: Philosophy | General/Other | General/Other
Upload Stats: 4.83 Stars by 3 users with 3 comments and 59 views

Now and Then  

What I seem to be sees the clock
Consuming my days like a vulture.

What I really am knows no time
But now,

As it always has, even before I
Arrived on this plane.

So it is that in the place that
Matters most,

Then is the name of times
That don't exist.

© JohnCreekmore - all rights reserved

Author Notes

In the most high place, the only time is now.

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March 14, 2018
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Nicely penned and well put. Yes the past is gone and the only thing we really have is this moment in time. Well done. SL

Thanks.  It is easy to say the present moment is all there is, but the mind keeps drifting off into the past and future.  If we could live more in the present, I think we would be a lot happier.

 JohnCreekmore replied on March 14, 2018

March 12, 2018
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My friend Jeff...
would love this! Incredibly Zen! So much so that I had to read it three times and I near about got a headache. Wow! Well said and spotlight worthy.


Thanks, Michael.  The past is a ghost, the future a question.  The only thing real is this moment.

 JohnCreekmore replied on March 12, 2018

March 11, 2018
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John, I have been retired for a few years. Time seems to float by me since I refuse to be dictated by the taskmaster called the clock. Before I was retired, time was critical especially when trying to meet deadlines for important meetings. I agree, that clocks consume our time like vultures. At least retirement does not have a stranglehold on me. I am allowed to breathe and enjoy its freedom. ~

Thanks.  I know what you mean.  I have been retired for six years and now I would be psychologically unfit to return to work.

 JohnCreekmore replied on March 11, 2018

I have done volunteer work.  

 babyboomer68 replied on March 11, 2018

So do I, but that's nowhere near as stressful as my work was.

 JohnCreekmore replied on March 11, 2018

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