Life doesn’t stop
When the unimaginable happens.
The days keep moving forward
Away from life before
Then starts to fade into memory.
The world keeps turning
People continue to lead their lives
Life does not stop.
There’s still work and school and bills to pay
Washing to be done, dishes to be cleaned, food to be bought.
Normal everyday things don’t go away.
The world does not stand still.
The universe does not allow you infinite space
No matter how much you will it to.
Time seems to be getting away from me
I’m still not sure I’m doing enough
Still not sure I’m making the most of what we have been given.
I want to hold on
Hold on to time and not let it go
Take a grip of it.
Make it understand I need more of it
That however much is planned will never be enough.
Tell time I promise to use it wisely
Even amongst the everyday.
That I promise to fill all of it with love and laughter
Especially when I wake up on the wrong side of the bed.
That I’ll makes sure it’s full of all the other things that make us happy.
I know time won’t listen.
I know time will tell me I should be doing this anyway
Regardless of how much it affords us now
We should have been doing this before.
We put off so much
Waited for too long to plan adventures
Left it too long to spend time with the ones we love
As life got in the way
As there was washing to be done, dishes to be cleaned and food to be bought.
Wasted some of the time we had been given.
We should have lived each and every moment as if time were running out
Because now it is, it will never be enough
We will never have enough.
I want to speak to time and tell it to slow down
So our forever really is