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 talks or gets 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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Such a good poem. I wish everyone understood how quickly our lives go by and would cherish life and every day. I wish they would learn to live in peace and make peace. I also look back on...

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Published: February 2015

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

Memories that feel 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 once was 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 Patricia Cisco
  • 7 months ago

Such a good poem. I wish everyone understood how quickly our lives go by and would cherish life and every day. I wish they would learn to live in peace and make peace. I also look back on those loved ones I miss so very much, and I can see how fast the years went by and now they're gone. But I thank God that I had that time with them. We cannot make time stop or go back, and life always holds some regrets, so I guess all we can do is go forward and take with us only our best memories and learn from the rest. You really put thought into this poem. Thank you for sharing!

  • by Raviteja Gurram
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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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