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  What Is Time?
by William S. Cottringer
Monday, January 24, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Understand the true nature of time and you have unraveled the mystery of life


What Is Time?
Bill Cottringer
What is time?
Seconds, minutes, hours,
Days, weeks,
Months, and years?
What the clock says?
What the calendar shows?
Same all the time,
Or faster when having fun,
And slower when not?
Past already gone,
Present just about,
Future a second ahead?
Speeding up motion,
Getting more done,
Slowing down,
Having more time,
To do more,
In less time?
All the above,
Or none of the above?
Only one thing’s for sure—
Time came first,
Before our minds perceived,
Our clocks measured,
Or our calendars showed;
We don’t know time,
So what makes sense?
Living now,
Without looking back,
Or peeking forward,
No expectations,
No judgments,
Only paying attention,

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Reviewed by Richard Bowers
Unpardon me but I relent it boldly;
For it is far ahead, if I can be sure of it,
And far it is, that my hallucination be valid,
And hallucination it is, as it should be,
And however, unlike itself, mysterious, unknown, and untested,
So it be foreseen in my tireless search.
Reviewed by Walt Hardester
The past is gone,
Future is only a concept,
All we really have is now.
We should make the most of it.
I liked this.

Reviewed by William Cottringer
Thanks all--I expanded it into an article. Bill C.
Reviewed by George Carroll
Wrote a poem on time a few poems back and I enjoy your take on it.

Reviewed by John Bidwell
A timely message. (sorry)
I do think it must slow down when I'm on the treadmill. That has to be it.

Reviewed by Lavendar Jazz
This was right on time... or maybe early. Any-who, I enjoyed it.
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