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TIME

Time
Nothingness in it belies
A continuum, uncanny
In all lives it defines
Love, hate, rage and litany

A motion on its own
Sweeping, inescapable
A yardstick mankind bemoans
Perpetual journey, irreversible

It’s life’s anathema
Yet it counts life
It’s a thing of enigma
That heaven had contrived

To it the mind ascribes
Its values and permanence
From these, it proscribes
Denying life’s resistance

Our minds’ affixed
To it we subordinate
Subservience afflicts
Our minds it subrogates

It obfuscates reality
Yet mortal minds believe
Its power and ability
We could not, but receive

In truth, it exists
Only in our minds
Its dwelling crevice
From where it unwinds

In consciousness, it’s framed
Weaved to life, togetherness
For all excuses, it’s claimed
Indistinguishable, oneness

But for consciousness
It would not exist
Nothingness, meaningless
Like a vanquished beast


What is this thing of enigma?
Given life by consciousness
Unfathomable, life’s anathema
Yet, treated with utmost seriousness

What is this thing of enigma?
Ephemeral, elusive
Ethereal like an Avatar
Too convoluted to perceive

It’s life’s inexplicable debt
But to consciousness it owes
Payable only by death
Yet its interest never grows

You and I we share this thing
Only in consciousness it’s sublime
But in death there would be nothing
Of this enigmatic thing called “Time”


Jit H. Lim
12 March 2012
12:36am
Singapore

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  1. Date: 3/20/2012 8:12:00 AM
    Jit, welcome to P-Soup.Wery good poem "TIME" - Have a lovely day. - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 5:16:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Jit. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/19/2012 3:30:00 PM
    Wonderful poem.

  1. Date: 3/19/2012 11:29:00 AM
    welcome to poetry soup - this is an interesting write.