Time Enough

If I could stay awake
hours on end
for days or
bend time to my will,
I wonder would it be
time enough to
gaze read listen write
play love laugh
cry dance walk
swing high, run fast
eat and drink tasting fully?

Enough time to
do to cherish
to savor
all that beckons to me
before I’m forced
to let go of
my time here?

I think of this now
because there
never seems to be enough.
And yet I have faith
that when I’m gone from here
I won’t care what I missed.

©2009 by Shari Lynne Smothers

About Shari Smothers

Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

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