Time. A photography and poetry prompt.

Time. A photography and poetry prompt.

My mojo seems to have disappeared this week. Goodness knows where! I am finding most things hard and have been continuously been kicking myself up the backside.

With that in mind, I have found myself procrastinating far too much for my liking and I really feel like it is a waste of time. I am hoping my poem will help.

The image is of one my favourite clocks. It belonged to my paternal Grandma and I can remember it sitting on her dining room sideboard at her home in Wales. My maternal Grandad used to be obsessed with the time, and I regularly find myself in a similar position – constantly checking the time and making sure I have enough of it!



The time won’t stop, ticks on and on
Another day, the same old song
Why can’t something exciting happen?
I am so bored of seeing this familiar pattern

I want my life to be full of adventures
I don’t want to be 80 sitting in my dentures
Regretting and wishing that I had done more
To all I would be a terrible bore

I want to see the wonders of the planet
I want to eat mountains of chocolate, dammit!
I want to be known for my profession of choice
I want to be heard when I use my voice

So, I won’t let seconds slip through my fingers
I won’t let it pass me by and I won’t linger
Time is the one thing I can’t control
But I won’t let it disappear into a hole

I will make every moment of my time count
With this life of mine I will surmount

Victoria Welton 4th March 2015

Prose for Thought

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  1. March 11, 2015 / 4:52 am

    Goodmorning Victoria, I can so relate to how you are feeling at the moment and the poem captures why we should ‘snap out of it’. I particularly like:

    I will make every moment of my time count
    With this life of mine I will surmount

    I went to bed early last night hoping to find the energy (and want) to snap out of it today.

    Have a good one…xx
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  2. March 9, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    Oh I love it Vic – so motivating. I am a little obsessed with time too – either not enough hours in the day or too many! Running here and there constantly trying not to be late but life just passes us by if we let ourselves be ruled by time! I think seize it and make it yours! x

  3. March 8, 2015 / 8:18 am

    Such a wonderful poem – and one that resonates with me. Sometimes I sit there, too, wondering how weeks seem to fly by and I’ve achieved nothing. ‘I want my voice to be heard’ particularly, as I had a big meeting at work this week showcasing an idea – fingers crossed they listened! x
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  4. March 8, 2015 / 3:12 am

    Love it!! Fab poem that resonates. Life is for living so we should go out and do it! There IS so much to do, see, hear, it can be so overwhelming at times but lets break it down and crack on, I say! #pocolo xx

  5. March 7, 2015 / 1:34 am

    That is a gorgeous clock. You and I share the same lack of motivation this week. I could barely keep myself focused and my knack for procrastination was at an all time high. I’m hoping you and I fair better next week. Your poem made me chuckle, and also relate. Time is a fickle thing: we never seem to have enough when we need it, and seem to be riddled with it when its not necessary. I often find myself trying to balance between the two extremes, but most times, time wins 🙁 Thank you for sharing 🙂
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  6. VaiChin @RamblingThroughParenthood
    March 6, 2015 / 5:58 pm

    Loving the inspirational tone of this poem. Very positive and upbeat.
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  7. Raising Mighty Girls
    March 6, 2015 / 4:27 pm

    Time means even more to me now as I’ve just returned to work after three years at home with my three daughters. It’s tough getting back into it all but I try to make our family time even more important than before. #pocolo

  8. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea)
    March 6, 2015 / 2:26 pm

    Oh this resonates so much with me! I’ve been writing a lot about being more present and finding joy in the small moments recently and it’s becoming more and more vital with the little ones seeming to get bigger before my very eyes! Lovely poem x
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  9. Lucy @ bottlefor2
    March 6, 2015 / 10:14 am

    There never seem to be enough hours in the day when you are a Mum. And there is such a pressure on us to use our time well, for fear of it running out. You only get one life, use it well. I sort of beat myself up with that phrase. Not very helpful. I need to find a better way to embrace it. I think perhaps I need my baby to be a little older and then maybe I won’t be so tied in to a routine.

    I completely agree with your words. Lovely as ever. #PoCoLo #Prose4T
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  10. March 6, 2015 / 6:54 am

    Great poem! It makes us just want to jump up and go exploring! Time is of the essence! #PoCoLo
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  11. Ashley Beolens
    March 5, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    Time the one commodity that no one ever has enough of. Interesting poem by the way, I’m in agreement with your other commenter’s the line about mountains of chocolate dammit brough a smile to my face, so thank you.
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  12. This is a fab poem – it made me smile in lots of places (I also want to eat a mountain of chocolate dammit!). And it’s a great message too – I think most of us want to make our time here count, but often struggle with the other stuff that gets in the way – our own motivation included!
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  13. March 5, 2015 / 6:20 am

    Great poem, the line about eating mountains of chocolate made me chuckle! Time is something I try to make the most of although some days there never seems to be enough of it!
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  14. March 4, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    Love it Vicky, I am always in a rush too and always checking the time to see what I can fit in, a great poem. Cat xxx

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