Six Word Fridays: Seconds

these seconds they tick tock away

precious little seconds make up days

we often take them for granted

forget the blessings we are handed

we watch the hour hand crawl

paying seconds no attention at all

losing precious seconds to sloth, strife

these seconds added up equal life

one second take, a moment make

don’t wander off-pay close attention

if you stray, come back! For seconds.

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22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ayala
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 09:03:22

    Time doesn’t wait! We need to be aware of that- well done!

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  2. Molly@Postcards from a Peaceful Divorce
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 09:26:28

    Ah sloth is a big one for me at times. Isn’t it amazing how we often pray for time to rush by instead of cherishing each second we are given? Thanks for the reminder.

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  3. seekingzeal
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 10:15:34

    Thanks for the reminder to savor the moment.

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  4. Tessa
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 12:11:08

    I do try to make time to be still, and also be productive. Every second is precious, and oh how fast they fly by. xox

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  5. Sasha
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 12:55:35

    “Come back, for seconds.” Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Sara
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 14:02:58

    Sloth. I yearn to embrace that side of myself again. I miss quiet moments.

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  7. kate
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 15:38:21

    how do seconds make up days?
    i always wonder how that happens.

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  8. Melissa
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 15:59:54

    Oh yes. Slow hours, missed seconds.
    I must remember to appreciate them!
    ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. melgallant
    Feb 12, 2011 @ 11:52:04

    Enjoying each second of life – we need to take a deliberate pause to remind ourselves to do just that.

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  10. Kelly
    Feb 13, 2011 @ 13:12:09

    I try to appreciate the seconds, but it’s so hard to block out all the gunk that settles on them. Surely the effort is noble enough.

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  11. Belinda
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 12:09:36

    This is beautiful, Brook. I especially love the closing lines.

    Sorry to chime in late. Your link was broken on Melissa’s site and then the weekend started.

    xo

    Reply

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