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From Time To Time.

Want to know the value of ten years?
Why don’t you try asking a newly divorced couple?
And see if they have any wasted tears.

Want to know the value of three years?
Why don’t you try asking an exhausted graduate?
And see if they are ready to start their career.

Want to know the value of nine months?
Why don’t you try asking a distraught mum?
And see if she misses her baby bump.

Want to know the value of four weeks?
Why don’t try asking someone who has been fired?
And see if they like prospect of living on the streets.

Want to know the value of an hour?
Why don’t you try asking someone who missed their alarm?
And see if they still had time to eat breakfast and shower.

Want to know the value of a minute?
Why don’t you try asking someone who missed the last train?
And see if they will be momentarily pushed to their limits.

No matter the amount,
Every single moment counts.
Even when the first day becomes every day
And all the seconds and minutes merge together.
These moments should still be appreciated in every way
Because time is something we can never truly measure.

Kela Lewis-Morin.
This was inspired by something my mother said to me which sparked a long trail of thoughts. I had trouble trying to put this down on paper and kept coming back to it. I hope you guys like it, this year I am looking to make my mark. So if you like my work please spread the word I cannot do it without all you guys. You are the reason why I believe I can make an impact in the first place. Thank you :)
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LX-SA-97 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing!
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NanaThatha Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student General Artist
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This-Is-Someone-Else Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Very wise and well constructed. I hope to see more like this from you.
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joshbmills Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
My bruva

Your poetry is deep!

From another;-)
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PatternVSUser Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This hit hard, especially because I've been counting a lot (How much time I have to sleep, how much time left I have to hang with my friends, etc.).

That said, I think a better conclusion would be a verse in the style of the first ones, only something positive, something that makes a year last a second.

Straight to fav's.
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GoldenNocturna Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Writer
Yay for waxing philosophical without going too far into the philosophical! :happybounce: 
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angelenroute Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Writer
Hi Kela!  Sorry for the delay, always catching up on my critiques here for We-Poets.

Title is already in the field at top, so edit the text to delete it here.

And see if they like prospect of living on the streets.
***Add "the" before "prospect".

And see if they will be momentarily pushed to their limits.
***Fine as is, although I think "they'll" would work better than "they will", just to make the line a beat quicker to read.
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Overall?  I love this.  I think you wrote a very cool, meaning-filled poem you should be proud of!  Great job!

Sean
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JuanMilagro Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Generally speaking, I am not all that much on poetry, but I am adding this to my favourites folder.
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songsforever Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well written sir. :trophy: Keep up the good work.
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