Sunday, October 20, 2013

Time has its way (Poem)



Photo Credit: Claudia Gregoire
© Claudia Gregoire
Courtesy Abbey of the Arts


Time has its way

of pulling you backward
pressing you forward.
You have to resist

the season's yin and yang
be content to let the current be
beneath you.

The moment you yield
always softens your landing.

© 2013 Maureen E. Doallas
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This poem responds to today's "Invitation to Poetry" at Abbey of the Arts. The theme is "Softening and Yielding". 

All are encouraged to participate. Guidelines are provided at the link.

3 comments:

Maureen said...

And an alternative version:

Time has its way

of pulling you backward
pressing you forward.
You have to resist

the season's yin and yang
be content to let the current be
beneath you

the moment you yield
softening your landing.

nance.mdr said...

i like this version...

Kate Hall said...

Maureen. I like both versions and the second probably does what you say 'softening your landing'. I feel as if I have been 'cushioned' toward the conclusion.