Get Your Premium Membership

Not Enough Time

Last January, winter lost it's chill
By May the summer's sun had turned me brown
I watch the leaves late August, change at will
Time's speeding up or am I slowing down?

It brings to mind, a boy, which I once knew
While young, he put a dream up on a shelf
It sat there many years. Oh, how time flew.
While he got sidetracked searching for himself

And then one day while sitting in a swing
His body tired, each passing year a mile
With autumn closing in, he thought of spring
And how time turned his dream into a smile

How quickly through the glass our trickling sand
One day a boy, the next, a tired old man.

     by Daniel Turner

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

Post Comments
Please Login to post a comment
Date: 1/11/2019 1:17:00 PM
These lines echo thoughts which often trickle through my mind, Danny. Age plays so many tricks on us as we pass from one stage of life to another. Alas...Tempus fugit! Regards, my friend. // paul
Login to Reply
Turner Avatar
Daniel Turner
Date: 1/11/2019 1:45:00 PM
Indeed and much too quickly. Thank you for the visit, Paul. It seems to me, as I look back, I always had intentions to do other things which interested me but life always got in the way. A day here, a week there, before you know it you have run out of time for procrastination. Asi es la vida:)
Date: 10/4/2018 9:34:00 PM
As Luke Bryant croons: the days are long; the years are short … Wonderful write, Daniel! ~ Gershon
Login to Reply
Date: 9/28/2018 3:04:00 PM
Such a beautiful poem full of wisdom, Daniel! Sorry I haven't visited lately ... been in my man-cave bat lab Fortress of Solitude ... lol! Love this endearing poem very much. Halo glow poetry, my dear friend. Instant fave too. Love and smiles always.
Login to Reply
Date: 9/20/2018 8:53:00 AM
Hello Daniel, yes Daniel we all grow up whether we want to or not. have a nice day my friend.
Login to Reply
Date: 9/18/2018 4:49:00 PM
Congratulations for being in the best new poem list DT :)
Login to Reply
Date: 9/16/2018 5:02:00 AM
Just beautifully written and enjoyed every word of your poem.have a great time :)
Login to Reply
Date: 9/11/2018 1:33:00 PM
This is so good Danny...its gone in a blink of an eye....a fave...Soo-Ee
Login to Reply
Date: 9/10/2018 12:15:00 PM
Wow... This is so lovely,Daniel... Lovely sonnet perfect rhymes ,great flow and powerful message... I enjoyed it thoroughly...
Login to Reply
Date: 9/8/2018 12:46:00 AM
This is just exquisite, my friend, and it is going to my favs. I love it on every level, and that's a very hard thing to accomplish these days, and stay fresh at the same time. I hope you are well ... I haven't seen you "around" and I'm praying you're OK ... please drop a note when you can. Blessings, Buddy! ~ The Bard
Login to Reply
Date: 9/6/2018 8:10:00 AM
So moving, Daniel--the first poem I've faved in weeks! Your sonnets are truly excellent. Janice
Login to Reply
Date: 9/4/2018 3:02:00 PM
Stunning piece Daniel. A perfect poem in my books, well, at least in my faves file ;) xomo!
Login to Reply
Date: 9/4/2018 6:44:00 AM
We just turn around and it’s gone, hit the nail with this one DT. Well done old friend...
Login to Reply
Date: 9/3/2018 7:54:00 AM
Yes, time passes too quickly, Daniel. I can relate to what you are saying. A well penned sonnet, my friend. T.J
Login to Reply
Date: 9/2/2018 5:34:00 PM
Time passes so quickly, but we don't realize that truth until we are older. You have written a beautiful sonnet with a precious message for our youth Daniel. I can relate! : )
Login to Reply
Date: 8/31/2018 9:11:00 PM
Oh, Daniel, your superb sonnet vibrates with the vivid truth of getting older.. I have that feeling too, that there's just 'not enough time'. I just love your awesome line; 'Time's speeding up or am I slowing down'.. I think for me it's both, and I want to speed up again and slow Time down.. like it used to be .. when I was young.. We're kindred spirits and I love your soulful poem. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Login to Reply
Date: 8/31/2018 4:06:00 PM
Hey Danny great sonnet, I think we all can relate to it!
Login to Reply
Date: 8/31/2018 9:35:00 AM
Sounds like me, especially the tired part. Nicely done Daniel.
Login to Reply
Date: 8/31/2018 8:20:00 AM
A perfect Sonnet DT. Time certainly flies. Nice to see your poetry today :) Hope all is well :)
Login to Reply
Date: 8/31/2018 6:14:00 AM
Daniel...welcome back old bud...and you brought a superb sonnet with you I see...hope everything is alright my & light...^WW^
Login to Reply