time has wings these days.

August 16, 2011

Time has wings these days.
I took a stroll through our past,
if only to consolidate,
and pack pictures away.

I thought I was ready.
It’s not that I’m not,
because I did not cry this time.

It’s just that,
when I think about it,
it feels like I’m moving away,
from an acquainted home,
leaving behind my naivety.

I thought novelty was the catalyst,
for failing marriages,
and lonely young men,
but I find myself yearning,
for familiarity and well-worn words,
to comfort me.

I’ve become a woman so quickly.
Maybe I miss who I was,
and confuse that with you.


37 Responses to “time has wings these days.”

  1. booguloo said

    That confusion can be real. Well said.

  2. J Sirrah said

    With the passing of time,we often lose parts of life that once was ours,alone.Then we begin to cling to familiar moments in hopes they will bring us into the light.Before long we realize darkness has set in and we return,alone

  3. NK said

    “I’ve become a woman so quickly.
    Maybe I miss who I was,
    and confuse that with you.”

    This is beautiful. Your themes are so timeless… maturity, disconnect, yearning for something (even if maybe you shouldn’t). You have such a way with poetry.

    • Fountains said

      Well! I have never been accused of maturity before! 😉 You’ve encouraged me greatly with your comments tonight. I truly appreciate what you’ve said, and you as a fellow poet.

  4. What a great perspective and such a honest piece. Thanks for sharing. Here’s my potluck entry: http://mysticmarleei.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/love-lost/

  5. This is beautiful. An Amazing write. And yes, the last lines drive it home solidly. Excellent write!

  6. This can happen so easily especially when we become a woman before we know it. Then we are a mother and have so much responsibilities to our family and especially our children. It is hard and we can lose who we are so fast. Life has a way of doing this to us at times and sometime we can not find our way but given time we do find what we missed and our way again

  7. Kay Salady said

    We often lose ourselves to another, and before we know it, begin to resent that person for something they aren’t guilty of. It’s important to realize that we need to hold onto our own unique individuality within our relationship. This is a very well written piece!

  8. I can relate to this. We go through life losing bits of ourselves and then mourn that loss subtly, and then confuse it for something else. You’ve expressed that very well here. Beautifully written 🙂

  9. fiveloaf said

    this to me is hot shot write fountains! i really love this! my thursday.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/human-race-human-waste/

  10. “I’ve become a woman so quickly.
    Maybe I miss who I was,
    and confuse that with you.”

    Very astute. I often wonder if that is the case when I miss a love from the past. Of course there is naturally some yearning there for whatever it is that “we” WERE together… but how often is it confused for what “I” WAS when I was a half of that equation.

    Great question to ponder… I will be thinking about that.

  11. A well written poem of the transformation we all go through. A metamorphasis of who we were to who we become.
    Beautifully done ..

    here is my entry : http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/yes-how-old-we-get/

  12. caridwen said

    Been there, done that, wrote poetry not nearly so good as this about it. :o)

    Here’s my entry this week: http://caridwen.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/drafting-the-orb-weaver/

  13. this is so clever and eloquent… and helpful fpor understanding myself and how i feel. thank you. :] xx

  14. clariice said

    Lovely. The evolution and development process of ourselves. Everyone changes – with time, culture, people we interact with and our environment. Sometimes we lose ourselves in the process but as long as we take a step back to reflect the reasons for change – perhaps we didnt, we just discovered ourselves at times when it was not possible in the past 😀

    • Fountains said

      Yes, very intuitively said. We do have to take a step back to reflect about ourselves and how we’ve changed. I like what you’ve said about discovering ourselves, as well. Thank you. 🙂

  15. aynsley7 said

    I can feel the longing so deeply… this is an amazing piece of work!

  16. A.B. Thomas said

    Superb piece!

  17. kez said

    great write …feel the confusion and sadness …thank you x

  18. blitzken said

    I smile as soon as I come to your page, because I know I will meet something that touches the familiar in me. Yet again you do not disappoint. 😉

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