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a given day to
complete its trajectory
sun sets in minutes

Inspired by the above haiku from my poetry volume, Illuminate.

sun takes a full day to complete its trajectory

from our birth 
we are marking time
to the inevitable 
end of our life span

for some
the time is far too fleeting
for others
each and every minute seems like eternity

we can neither borrow time
nor can we lend against it
this is the one thing we all have in common: 
we are all caught in the process of time moving on at  its own pace – 
not influenced by any human interference  

since antiquity the beginning of a new day 
was marked by nightfall 
strange to us  
as it seems
when the sun had set on any given day 
the business of that day was deemed finalised

when the sun touches the horizon, shadows lengthen 
it sets in minutes 
let shadows fall as they may 

nearing the end of our lives
we sense the
urgent need 
to dispel the shadows of our past, to make amends – 
to right wrongs
but time is not on our side

at final sunset
our lives run out at a pace

we only stay alive in memory of others
whose lives we have touched
it is the final moments 
of our lives
that others 
recall best
it is not
the first impression
that counts 
it is the final thought we leave with others
like lingering dusk
after our sun had set on this mortal world



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  1. Date: 7/22/2014 11:37:00 AM

    Mariah Carey's, You Saved The Best For Her Last....KLove *
  1. Date: 7/22/2014 9:48:00 AM

    then soon even those holding our memories fade as time still exsits in its own realm leaving nothing, yet entertaining a new world, welcoming new footprints that will also first thought after reading your poem