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Five Minutes More

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;
and then I realized how hopeless I would feel.
Could I go back and share them on 9/11
or the Boston Marathon or Pearl Harbor
or Sandy Hook or Hiroshima or ... but then 
I realized there weren't enough,
there would never be enough minutes to give back -
and to whom anyway ... ?
How would you chose who to save?
I guess God would say, "Make the best of your minutes today
and you won't wish you had them back tomorrow".

Craig Cornish

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  1. Date: 7/13/2013 8:20:00 AM
    I am glad I came back to read this one. I see why I put it in my favorites.

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 2:49:00 AM
    Craig congratulations on your win. A wonderful revision on your original poem. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 10:44:00 AM
    Very good write.

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 5:03:00 PM
    I am so glad you finished it ! The inspiration is superb. This is something I need to hang on my refridgerator and read every day to remind me not to waste a second of life. Glorious piece of work!

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 2:01:00 PM
    I love this and it was well worth my time to read it. I will not be asking for my time back. This one goes to my favorites.

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 7:08:00 AM
    So creative, Craig. I love the way your mind works - always giving us something to think about. This beauty is going to my faves!

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 8:00:00 AM
    Enjoyed this Craig. Time is the only thing we cannot control. In a Biblical response to your last line-- "This is the day the Lord has made.. we will rejoice and be glad in it"

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 11:41:00 PM
    I'm glad you moved out of just your home turf and included Hiroshima...though...I saw no mention of us here in this part of the word. Having given my one bit of I can give the praise! Very well written. I'm glad you finished it as I had read the original bit!

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 6:38:00 PM
    5 minutes more or 5minutes less could change someone's life drastically. A poem to ponder on. Provokes the reader to think. A great finish to your old poem. Best wishes in the contest. Warm Smiles, Gilded Contessa/Connie

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 9:01:00 AM
    Not often am I stumped for a comment, but I have to admit in this instance I am. I enjoyed your poem immensely and will definitely come back for a reread. Good luck in the contest with your fitting content, Craig. Licia :-)