A Year on Pause

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “day/week/month/year.” Use one, use them all, use them any way you’d like. Enjoy!


It was only but the blink of an eye
And the day is done already
I took a short little nap
And the week was over
Oh, I’ve gotten nothing done
Where has this time gone
The month lies before me
My plans are many and detailed
I fill the pages of my planner
With the chasing of my dreams
I fill the spirit of my thoughts
With magic and excitement
But now I’ve reached the day
The last of this moon’s cycle
Tomorrow shall be the first
And in the review of my tasks
I feel a lack of accomplishments
Too few ticked off to completion
And I sit back and wonder
What have I done with this time
That has passed so rapidly?
How can I ensure that the next
Will not have the same wastage
As the last?
I alter my plan of action
Note the thieves of my minutes
And vow to ban them to oblivion
For them I have no time
And before I’ve had a moment
To reflect on all that is
A year has clocked
And I cannot find what I have done
And so the ages of my life tick
But there will always be that one
The one that held more pause
Than any of the others
Locked away, isolated
Restricted, conflicted and afraid
Overwhelmed and confounded
Disbelieve every day
Waiting and hoping
For the tick to start anew
For the clock to run normally
But what is normal anymore?
So we hold our breath
In anticipation of regular
And hope that we will remember
The lessons of these alien times
Not to wait and plan down the line
But to savour this day
This hour
This minute
This second
Every single moment
Every now

Debbie Gravett © 2021.03.13

SoCS: Day/Week/Month/Year
Image by valentinsimon0 from Pixabay

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