The Letter

"Dear Time"
Thank you for being patient, 
Thank you for understanding I'm human, after all.
Forgive me for all the mischievous prank calls. 
Much of what I said and done, was out of fun.
Now, I sit on this rocking chair getting old.
Reminiscing over the beauty and honor it has been 
   Passing this land we call "EARTH."
Reminiscing over the beauty and honor, ----- REMINISCING!
Sorry, if I repeat the same beat a thousand times....
You see, I sit here every day thinking this world is mine....
Trying to remember, who I AM.
Every moment there has ever been or ever will be, 
Is taking a toll on every single feeling and memory.
Time, Yes------------------ TIME!
The wrinkles on my face will never describe 
how many birthdays I celebrate.
The wrinkles on my face 
Tell stories reminding my readers,
 Where I've been and come from
How consistent, and fortunate I've been, 
Babbling about my past, present, and future; 
The only advantage of the word "TIME."
-- It helps fade hurting moments away--
You see, time is the essence of memories.
Dear Time,
"Growing from young to old, was not as easy as it sounds."
Please be patient with_____ Wait! I said that already....
Thank you for understanding what I’m going through.
Please listen, be patient with what's burning deep down inside.
It's almost dinner time -- once again, I mention the word "TIME!"
I'm not hungry, food just isn't the same when fed through a straw.
Besides, have you seen the garments ''they'' make me wear?
Never thought I'd live to see myself in old-fashioned nightgowns
Time keeps adding silver to what used to be pretty brownish red hair
Time what have you done to me?
Please excuse if I can't work a remote or function the TV properly.
What has happened to simple technology, 
   When everything came with "ON and OFF" buttons.
Time understand what I go through, my legs never felt this tired 
I can't seem to keep myself on the same path, 
I lose track of time when navigating my toes

Dear Time, 
Take my hand, lead the way and understand I can't see more
Time,  allow the joy to take its time when my end is near.
Thank you, Time, for all the loving moments we shared
Thank you, Time and please be kind and end my life with love.
End my life with love-----
End my life with love-----
Wait..... I said that already....

Dear Time, 
Thanks for having patience.

Sincerely Yours 
The Little Old Lady Across the Street

by: PD

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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Date: 6/29/2014 7:04:00 PM
You are unique in every way, Linda. I hope you will one day publish all these masterpieces in a book. I would be first in line to buy it. What a magnificant creative, spellbinding writer you are! bfn Elaine
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Date: 5/30/2014 8:33:00 AM
PD This write has so much truth and wisdom in it. Time never stops, but who we are and what we do in through the years, makes us either accomplish good or bad things. Thank you for the great comment on my Birthday poem.
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Date: 1/22/2014 8:23:00 PM
WOW i think you covered everything in this write lol thanks for saying i'm a great writer my friend so are you, i also draw and know how to use power tools i love to multity task. cheri
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Date: 1/11/2014 5:17:00 AM
Awesome work!
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Date: 12/8/2013 4:50:00 AM
Time stands still for no one. It is the most precious commodity we have (if indeed we can own it). Hang on to it and the memories while they last. ~Kilmer
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Date: 12/8/2013 4:49:00 AM
Time stands still for no one. It is the most precious commodity we have (if indeed we can own it). Hang on to it and the memories while they last. ~Kilmer
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Date: 12/7/2013 2:12:00 PM
A good look at time and getting older. A very good poem Linda....Hugs....Roger
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Date: 12/6/2013 7:12:00 AM
omg am out of words..i have been blown away I have been taken away by the content of this beautiful poem.LoL nice one.
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Date: 12/5/2013 12:56:00 PM
This is such a brilliant piece of writing and I enjoyed it from the beginning. Well done.
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Date: 12/4/2013 8:18:00 AM
Good evening my dearest sis! I'm so glad to hear from u. Thank you so much. Tcare always & I wish u all the best in your vacation. Enjoy. Just arrived from school. Tomorrow is Father's Day/King's Birthday here. It'l be half day work. Ok, talk to u again soon. Biggest hugs! lovem4evr, ur poet sis & BFF, Leonora
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Date: 12/1/2013 8:38:00 AM
I am sooo glad that I landed on this work! It is a brilliant write! Time is the one thing we have absolutely no control over and it is the most precious thing we have , it is irreplaceable. Thank you for taking the TIME for sharing. God Bless. D.
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Date: 11/20/2013 6:33:00 PM
That's awesome! I enjoyed reading one of yours today, friend. Well Penned! Thanks for My placement in your contest. Best wishes, AO.
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Date: 11/8/2013 8:58:00 PM
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Date: 11/8/2013 8:28:00 AM
One Word : Phenomenal *Shaz*
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Date: 11/6/2013 8:22:00 PM
Either in the presence or absence of time and age, you perfectly are beauty as this poem depicted...xox Godwins
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Date: 11/3/2013 10:09:00 AM
You think that little old lady is creeeeeping up on you, eh? Long as you gots love, baby - long as you gots LOVE. More of the stuff, and thanks for reading my stuff. Dave
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Date: 10/31/2013 8:32:00 PM
Linda, Lovely poem but too similar to my days. Over in Quote Soup, I have a ditty stating that "The reason for time is change." I guess so. Mark
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Date: 10/29/2013 7:41:00 PM
Marvelous ..waw what a beautiful poem you wrote here..well done Linda <3
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Date: 10/24/2013 8:47:00 AM
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Date: 10/22/2013 7:16:00 AM
Beautiful poem. This time is the best time ever. 'please allow the joy to take its time when my end is near' love this
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Date: 10/19/2013 12:24:00 PM
a brilliant piece about time...thanks for this wonderful tribute friend PD. Have a blessed day always ;)
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Date: 10/17/2013 4:26:00 AM
Glorious! Very memorable lines. Love how it's in letter form. Thanks for sharing with us (: Always, Laura
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Date: 10/16/2013 7:41:00 AM
Dearest sis of mine,stopping by once again to thank you for being the 1st to leave lovely comments on my latest simple poem. It was an honor for me my dearest greatest and most favourite poet. By the way, sorry to hear about your fone ;((. So, i'll txt u on your new 1 soon ok? Thanks again. Got few time @ soup today 'cuz of thunderstorm here, so I'll read this stellar poem of yours before my short round. TYSM! Hugs & kisses! Tcare! lovem4evr,Leonora
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Date: 10/14/2013 4:22:00 AM
Hello Poet Destroyer!! The letter is, for me, like a tribute to the time! I like the way you wrote it. Thank you, Rita. :-*
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Date: 10/13/2013 9:58:00 AM
Beautifully written dear Linda, Your mind moves in twists and turns and your thoughts blossom into extraordinary poems. Regarding this poem... The shock comes when that little old lady becomes you. Time, the final frontier that begins and ends with an ancient cry. Allan
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