Running Out Of Time – A Quadrille

Running Out Of Time

Minute by minute
and hour by hour
Twelve hours
and then twelve more
A day and then another
And so it goes
On and on
The never-ending
circle of hands on
the face of a clock
Time stopping for no man
Elusive and uncatchable

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Lisa from Tai Talk is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse tonight as her prompt word is "Twelve"  D'Verse Poets Pub is celebrating 12 years today.  Isn't that amazing?
Enjoy this old Jim Croce song.

  19 comments for “Running Out Of Time – A Quadrille

  1. Frewin55
    July 17, 2023 at 4:57 am

    Never enough time and less and less as you get older to fit in all you want to do and a bottle of Jim Croce’s recipe would sure be nice…

    • Christine Bolton
      July 17, 2023 at 9:11 am

      Yes it seems that way doesn’t it ☺️ Thanks for stopping by

  2. July 11, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    Time certainly is elusive!
    (Time in a Bottle was the song my husband and I danced to at our wedding.)

    • Christine Bolton
      July 12, 2023 at 3:05 pm

      Oh how lovely Merril. A happy coincidence ☺️💕

      • July 13, 2023 at 9:52 am

        Yes, indeed! 💙

  3. July 11, 2023 at 10:12 am

    Very well written, Christine. I love the music as well! So iconic!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 12, 2023 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks Dwight. I appreciate that very much. ☺️

      • July 12, 2023 at 6:55 pm

        You are welcome!

  4. July 11, 2023 at 8:03 am

    Great job! Perfect song attached too.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 12, 2023 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you so much, Susan ☺️

  5. July 11, 2023 at 7:49 am

    You capture the power of the cycle well. Love the song.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 12, 2023 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks K. That song popped into my head as I was writing. Happy you liked it ☺️💕

  6. July 11, 2023 at 7:31 am

    Time is a gift but alas stops for no one. Thanks for being part of our dVerse community.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 12, 2023 at 3:02 pm

      Thank you Grace ☺️💕

  7. July 11, 2023 at 3:47 am

    It seems that as we get older time speeds up and we do seem to be running out of time. I used to enjoy the longs days of childhood and being bored for some of it – which apparently is good for you. You seem to have captured time in your quadrille, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 12, 2023 at 3:01 pm

      I fear of running out of time 🫤 Thank you Kim ☺️

  8. July 11, 2023 at 2:56 am

    Oh I love the time of your poem. Like time this implies hurry too.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 12, 2023 at 2:59 pm

      Thanks Sadje. As we get older, we worry about running out of time! ☺️💕

      • July 12, 2023 at 7:15 pm

        Very true. You’re most welcome

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