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On Mortality
by Susan K. Smith

Saturday, December 27, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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As 2008 ends, this poem reflects on time slipping away.

On Mortality

Moment by moment
  A blur in the mind
Time slips away
  Where none shall find

Come back!  Oh, days,
  Which long have past!
Hold to a moment,
  Which flees so fast!

That which was done
  Shall ever more be
A shadow that only
  The mind can see

©  August 1980, S. K. Smith



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Reviewed by Daniel Keith 11/4/2010
Time passes by so quickly, we must hold on to those memories. May God bless you every day of your life.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/30/2009
I love these snappy small verses / They are brisk and tell the tale in its entirety without all the trappings / Te recall those days long past is but a whisper in the wind . . . Loved it . . .
Reviewed by Melissa Mendelson (Reader) 8/1/2009
I love the flow to your words. Moments do fly by so fast, but they also linger somewhere deep.
Reviewed by Linda Settles 4/3/2009
"A shadow that only the mind can see." This is so true. Today's reality becomes blurred tomorrow as the realities of a new day obscure the truths of the past. Photos and journal entries are our effort, perhaps, to hold on to the moments that flee so quickly from our grasp. Well done, Susan.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 3/25/2009
You have captured the feeling perfectly. B r a v a !! xOx 'Pea' xOx
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 3/12/2009
A good reflection on whatever that has happened in the past stays in the past, and shall not return!! Wonderful write, Susan!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello 2/27/2009
Hello Susan,

There is much wisdom in the brevity of your poem. "Hold to a moment..."
if only we could. Thanks for this, I loved reading it to my brother.

Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 2/23/2009
Time, that illusive shadow we cling to, that construct which informs us of our reality. Excellently penned. Blessings, J'nia
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/7/2009
Can't grab what's flown by. I dig your philosophical perspective, Susan. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 2/2/2009
Fantastic writing Susan!
Reviewed by Bonnie May 1/29/2009
So lovely and so beautifully written...I forget more and more each day Susan and these write help me to remember...thank you for you touching and lifting write. Love and hugs, Bonnie
Reviewed by Z McClure 1/23/2009
I just relish the fresh way you have put down timeless truth,Susan! :)
You have captured, so well, the idea of how fleeting each moment is.

Reviewed by Michelle Mead 12/28/2008
You can't get a tighter poem than this, rhyme, beat, form and meaning all on time.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/28/2008
A very wise and timely poem!
Happy New Year!


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