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Five Minutes

I wish I had that second back a minute ago.
I wish I had that minute back when we laughed
over a comic strip that reminded us of ourselves.
I wish I had a basket full of minutes I could give away
to everyone that wanted a piece of yesterday or tomorrow,
or would I be selfish and keep them all to myself?
If I had five minutes, would I use them all at once
or would I save one or two for some other time;
like a stack of unread letters, would I open the best first
or save those for last, to ponder in a quiet place
or would I share them with ... let me think about that
for a minute or two...

Written May 14, 2013 For Russell's Five Minute Contest

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  1. Date: 5/7/2014 12:04:00 AM
    Craig, great poem on the minutes that turn into moments.. A wonderful work and win here sir!

  1. Date: 5/1/2014 1:49:00 PM
    Time is either well used or else wasted. Even one second has its worth. // congrats on win. // paul

  1. Date: 5/1/2014 12:44:00 PM
    Great unique thots make it a winner Craig ! Congrats !

  1. Date: 5/1/2014 11:04:00 AM
    CRAIG... Congratulations! Enjoying every entry, ENTERED in my "Any Poem #26" contest. Always & Forever *LINDA"

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 9:02:00 PM
    Congratulation on a well deserved win, always enjoying your poems plus more... I like the way everyone showed off their poem in less than 5 minutes..... LINDA

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 8:18:00 PM
    Tell you one thing...You must have built that Patio with magic nails cause this is the best one I've read yet!

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 11:19:00 AM
    A nice 5 minute poem. Congrats :-) SKAT

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 5:43:00 AM
    I didn't expect this. It is really captivating...the ending especially! :) I want a piece of yesterday please, with a tiny slice of tomorrow...only if it's good! :)

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 2:12:00 PM
    wonderful! best of luck in the contest...

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 12:53:00 PM
    Craig nicely done. I love your take on this contest. When I have to work against a clock, over thinking is my downfall, dangling thoughts I cannot crisp. Warm Smiles, Connie