Borrowed time.

there is a place
i want you to go
let me take you there
you’ve got nothing to lose
a breeze in the wind
a bird in the shadows
catching your attention
as you wander
through the
woods between the
trees over the
river and past the present

the moment is
fleeting never to be
caught never consumed
only ever thought about
as a past event
for how can we enjoy
that which has yet
to happen
all we can do is embrace the
now forget about the then
and just allow the when
to catch you

don’t waste your energy
in pursuit of it
let it come to you
after all
time is linear
set in stone
it will come regardless

go back to that
path in the woods where
the trees cast long thin
shadows upon your
face and on the trail
you are following
enjoy the sensation of
the sun warming your
fingers and the sound of
crunching stones under
foot and the song of birds in
the distance



let it be
it’s only borrowed time
you’ll have to give it back eventually
enjoy it while you can


4 Replies to “Borrowed time.”

  1. Good evening. I really enjoyed your poetry and musing. It is very refreshing to read such creativity. It is really refreshing to see such honesty. If you don’t mind I want to feature this work on my poetry corner on my blog. I will reblog your post and hopefully, others will come back to your blog and read more of your good works. Thank you, I really enjoyed the visit.


  2. Reblogged this on kgbethlehem and commented:
    Good evening ladies and gentlemen. After a week break, the Friday Night Poetry Corner is back! This week, a sensational poem called “Borrowed Time” written by Samuel Jack is a piece of honest creativity that will leave you wanting more. I am not exaggerating. See for yourself and after you do—

    I told you so!


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