Time you’re really doing it all wrong!
You must be mistaken or confused
Scratching your infinite rusting gears.
You’re failing me time; you’re breaking my heart
– A stinging cut I bleed profusely from.
Time you have it, the answers to life’s questions.
When I need you to speed past, only smelling your dusty trail
You slow to a crawl.
When I need calm, rhythmic beats
You dash away like a wild stallion.
My time as a person, as a senior in high school is
On the brink of change
Leaving many things yet to be completed
Running so fast, time becomes a smudge of colors and circumstances.
How can I expand it like the air in a balloon,
Taste the rubbery elastic
And make time last?
Time so far 17 years I’ve lived
I hear only my pencil jotting down
Learning, failure, discovery, success, and change
I am closing in on 18
I can almost feel the embraces
Now, I’ve finally opened the door
Time, I need you to let love in.
Don’t short change me time!
Give me a happiness that fills an ocean,
That’s what I wish for on my cake, time.
Give me an 18th birthday
Like nothing else- unique
Something I will file away in my memory bank,
And keep for eternity.
I know this is a lot to examine and mend in a short time,
But I’ve just spilled my soul to an inanimate object!
So don’t disappoint me time, make my heart soar today.