Poem about Life Struggles

Poem About How Time Flies

Although I am only 26 years of age, I feel as if (in reference to the rolling stones great song) time is no longer on our side. My family gets smaller as the years pass. I no longer have any grandparents, and the rest of the family rarely talk or get along. I'm sure each reader thinks about how they really wish they appreciated their youth more, but we can't stop time; we can only cherish it.

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Really beautiful poem. The rhythm is really smooth. It touched my heart. Death is not the only way people fade away. Right now am in 12th standard. Soon I will have to leave my friends and...

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© Joe Massocco

Published on February 2015

Tick tock...tick tock...
life is counting down on your internal clock.

Memories which were as if they occurred yesterday,
turn to flashes of moments that seem to fade away.

People you once knew
walk by without a clue.

The times you once shared
exist as if you were never there.

Years fly...friends die...
and you never know when you'll say your last goodbye.

Oh, how I wish I could turn back time,
spend it with loved ones and cherish what was once mine.

Or to go back even more,
being a kid in a candy store.

How I miss the way I used to feel
on Christmas day when Santa was real.

But back to reality...back to today,
family is scarce and memories continue to fade away.

Tick tock...tick tock...
how I wish I could control this clock.

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  • by Raviteja Gurram
  • 3 months ago

Really beautiful poem. The rhythm is really smooth. It touched my heart. Death is not the only way people fade away. Right now am in 12th standard. Soon I will have to leave my friends and family to study abroad. I wish I could control time. This poem is just sublime.

  • by Christopher
  • 7 months ago

I also lost my grandparents very young and wish I had the skill you have to share how it felt. Very well written touching poem, and a great comfort.

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