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Below is the poem entitled Hourglass which was written by poet Kelly McDonald. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Wretched hourglass;
Treacherous quicksand funnel
Glowing grains of opposing purpose
Hover, flutter, and heap
Above our withering countenance
Billowing, shifting, drifts of grit
Envelop our immobile feet
Immutable token of wasted days;
Equalizer for all payments due
Blurring whirlwind of years ticking by, or
Hesitant eye of the storm; locked and still
Inevitability preserved in a bell jar
Refracting our lives in a kaleidoscope of hues
Spilling, spilling over sleek glass curves
Regardless of our feeble will

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  1. Date: 5/27/2015 2:45:00 PM
    Control of time escapes us; but you have expressed our frustration with it quite beautifully Kelly. It has been a long time; but I hope you are doing well. Wish I hadn't removed all of my old poems; I've forgotten so many of the PS 'originals' and now I can't go back and find them in old comments.