Time-Poem

How much of yesterday is to be forgotten
For our story to begin?

How much of yesterday is to be treasured
For our life to be remembered?

A yesterday lived in today
It is tomorrow to stay.

Change not the lapse of time
It can never be flipped upside down.

 
Written for  V.J.’S WEEKLY CHALLENGE #33: UPSIDE-DOWN

42 Comments

  1. markmkane says:

    Such beautiful words. Loved the line that says “A yesterday lived in today Is tomorrow to stay.” Such a simple poem but yet so profound.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you for saying that and sharing your thoughts..

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  2. calmkate says:

    clever rendition of time … living in the moment it will collapse into one 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kate…an early morning write to kick off my day..

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      1. calmkate says:

        have a good one Mich!

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  3. Gina says:

    reading this my heart is prompted to say so much, for your words always shed new light on old problems. your first couplet sets the stage for new beginnings, and i hope everyone reading this is not afraid of ending one story to allow another to begin. we must take courage from you, you who has battled and won. you give me courage today to do what i must. a new story, yes!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thats so nice of you to say that Gina…i am always loving your insights here….some people are stuck in the past; others are so worried of the future living their todays miserable…and that saddens me..

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      1. Gina says:

        yes i get so frustrated with those who can’t just let go, living such bitter lives, your words evoke the feelings my dear

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  4. V.J. Knutson says:

    This is brilliant! So inspired. Glad you have decided to participate.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I am happy you like it..thank you

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      1. V.J. Knutson says:

        You are so welcome.

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  5. Miriam says:

    I love the way you’ve interwoven all the today’s and yesterday’s. Very creative take in time and living in the present. 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Miram for saying that 😉

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  6. maria says:

    Awwee… i miss reading your poems. Hope things are going well, Mich. 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Hi maria…how are you? Been a while…thanks for stopping by..

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  7. Fiery says:

    Such a great read for my Thursday morning. So well written and expressed x

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you and have a wonderful day..

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  8. Such a lovely poem to remind us today is the day.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Indeed Punam…😉

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  9. Rupali says:

    A good point.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..

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  10. Jules says:

    Your verse reminded me of all the Sci-fi programs that try to go back and change time. Living positively in the present can impact what was, is and will be. 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Jules…i am smiling..

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    2. michnavs says:

      P.S. hey Jules did you just change your settings to “private”?..i am ask to request approval

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      1. Jules says:

        I know it is confusing, but I closed that blog because that is where the icon goes. I shut two daily sites down and I only use Strands and Fiction now. One used to be able to switch icons, but I’m not sure when ‘WP’ stopped that but it was years ago (so it seems).

        I always use links in the prompts I use.
        I’ll send you an email with those two blog sites.

        Thank you for asking…

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      2. michnavs says:

        Thanks Jules pls let me know here as the email i used in WP is also for some reason being weird i cant seem to recieve one

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      3. Jules says:

        When you visit a piece – that’s the place. Not the icon. The poetry is ‘Strands’ and the other is ‘fiction’.

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      4. Jules says:

        Here you go – Maybe this will also help …
        Strands
        Fiction

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      5. michnavs says:

        Ohhh no it says i cannot access….

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      6. Jules says:

        OOps … I gave you the admin page – this is correct for
        Strands

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      7. michnavs says:

        Its okay actually if you appear regularly on my reader (the.moment you have a new post)…on that event i can read and comment..but there are so many times you do not appear..so whenever i remember you i try navigating thru your site from the last comment you made..

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      8. Jules says:

        Thanks… I put the correct link to Strands in the comments. I don’t usually deal with the Reader. So I don’t really know how that works. But from what I have seen it shows the latest top posts, so maybe scrolling down would get what you missed or isn’t on the first page of the Reader?

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      9. michnavs says:

        The reader would normally lead you to the latest post of the blogs you follow..

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      10. Jules says:

        I have the sites (few that they are) pop up in my mail box. All others are on my favorites lists and after that/ or before that I go visiting comments from my mail or from the comments area of my WP Dashboard. I generally don’t bother with the Reader.

        Kind of like Google +, if you have gmail. Which by the way Google is getting rid of Google + for lack of use.

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      11. michnavs says:

        I should probably do the same..

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      12. Jules says:

        Each does what works for them –
        🙂

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  11. Jade M. Wong says:

    Time almost seems to stop as I read this poem. I like how you weaved all the different concepts of time together, all our yesterdays, todays and tomorrows overlapping and interlocking to form our life 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Jade..i am happy it had that impact on you..

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