Heather Burns


A Gathering


I sat and watched clouds gathering
taking on familiar faces

I was taken back to yesterday
when as children playing together

running on the beach gathering
shells for our collections

building castles in the sand
teasing each other about tomorrow

how quickly time passes.

Submitted: Sunday, August 08, 2010
Edited: Monday, September 15, 2014

Topic(s): friendship


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  • Rookie - 7 Points Carol Fleming Klein (3/30/2014 8:32:00 PM)

    Nostalgic. And appropo imagery: the sand, the ephemeral drifting clouds bringing back glimpses of the past. And the fleeting element of time. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 87 Points Patti Masterman (7/14/2013 3:55:00 PM)

    Yes it does run on doesn't it? We are always greedy for more life, and why shouldn't we be? Your poem reminded me of so many things.. ;) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,545 Points Lyn Paul (6/6/2013 8:21:00 AM)

    How great it is to be taken back to precious memories. Time certainly does pass too quickly. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,759 Points Valsa George (6/5/2013 12:41:00 AM)

    Yes, how quickly time passes! Decades slipped off in the split of a second! ! How quickly we are moving towards the evening of our life! Only with nostalgia, we can relate to our childhood! Enjoyed! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 16 Points Yasmeen Khan (5/31/2013 7:42:00 AM)

    nostalgic and commemorating to childhood, it describes the simple pleasures of days bygone. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 88 Points Ruth Walters (5/30/2013 5:24:00 AM)

    Time does pass quickly but only in retrospect as on the way through it goes slow, like a snail sometimes. These days it does me good to just sit quietly and let a minute pass and remember how long a minute really is as life rushes by. Time is a strange conception, man made to work out when to get up, when to travel, when to work......I'm putting it in room 101: o)))))) Ruth who hopes time won't notice her age ;) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,275 Points Patricia Grantham (5/28/2013 10:17:00 PM)

    We must all make good use of the time that we have.
    Every moment should be spent with something memorable.
    For time waits for no man. I invite you to read Time is Short.
    A good write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 751 Points Wahab Abdul (5/13/2013 1:07:00 AM)

    a very nostalgic romantic poem..with a distinctive style of narration with beautiful technique..love it (Report) Reply

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