Treasure Island

Patricia Grantham

(May 27,1952 / Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

Precious Moments


Time waits for no one like the flower that will soon fade away
Spend some moments with loved ones before the end of the day
Have a long talk with friends and chat about the good old times
Pick up a book and read to a child or sing some nursery rhymes

Precious moments just like a vapor will soon start to disappear
Days and weeks will be no more then will lead to a brand new year
The time you have will pass away so visit the ones you hold dear
Stay in touch with family and friends whether they live far or near

Opportunities passed along the way can not be recovered again
Relationships torn apart by time will take some care to mend
Lending an ear to someone and listen to what they might say
You may be that special person that may touch a life that day

If you're ever given the chance to help take sometime to do your part
Reap the harvest of love that is sown in a lonely and barren heart
Save and cherish each precious moment as if it were to be your last
It too will be just a memory and another thing belonging to the past

Submitted: Monday, May 06, 2013
Edited: Friday, May 10, 2013

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  • Amitava Sur (3/28/2014 7:05:00 AM)

    A lovely thoughtful writing what is to be thoroughly realized. The precious time which passes out will never come again. Hence
    The time you have will pass away so visit the ones you hold dear
    Stay in touch with family and friends whether they live far or near ......... very nice (Report) Reply

  • Elena Plotkin (8/26/2013 12:51:00 PM)

    I love the sentiment but I don't think the first stanza fits together with the other three. I think the first stanza would be better as another poem perhaps dealing more with children. However the rest of the stanzas fit very well together and are just wonderful. great write. (Report) Reply

  • Payal Parande (7/23/2013 1:02:00 PM)

    Save and cherish each precious moment as if it were to be your last
    It too will be just a memory and another thing belonging to the past


    beautiful and breathtaking bravo (Report) Reply

  • Passionate Reader (7/5/2013 4:49:00 PM)

    Save and cherish each precious moment as if it were to be your last
    It too will be just a memory and another thing belonging to the past

    lovely lines and a great poem steeped in wisdom! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (6/8/2013 12:24:00 AM)

    Enjoyed the wonderful advice doled out to make life more rewarding and meaningful! If we can bring in some cheer in another's life, it gives us a lot of satisfaction! After all this life is short and a preparation for a greater life! Imbibed the lofty message contained in this great poem! ! (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (5/23/2013 4:30:00 AM)

    a very philosiphical poem...every line that u have penned down is indeed a fact, , , enjoyed reading every line of it! (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (5/19/2013 9:54:00 AM)

    A beautiful philosophy for life. Should get the job done. Filled with heart and compassion and
    so well done (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (5/10/2013 6:24:00 AM)

    I love the soul you poured in this poem, it has my piece in this write, i speak to me, like i speak to myself everyday..just like it too much, somehow it has some personal matters to me...as if you write it unwritten and it then written to me for myself_Soul (Report) Reply

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