imagine we read

life’s last stanza ungathered

void of true vision

purpose dallies in darkness

sheeple voice their wailful fears

sighs nature, dauntingly clear

life’s path, a slippery slope

waste not a moment in time

sow and reap what’s ‘neath your feet

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #264

Reena’s prompt –

“Janus is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, frames, and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces. The month of January is named for Janus.

Source: Wikipedia

We counted backwards at midnight on 31st December 2022.

How should we go forward now? I need to know how many months, weeks, days I have to make my life or this world a better place to survive. I may not die at the end of this year, nor will the world end. But it will be criminal to lose time.

Or do you prefer going with the flow, and letting life unfold on its own?

I would love to see your take on this.”

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39 thoughts on “No time to waste

    1. I remember reading about your mother’s passing. As we grow older, I feel we must be more cautious about things we do and enjoy each and every moment.

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  1. After a week that is still not yet done and dusted, with everything ongoing and going on as it does and does it as all at a does pace, with aches and creaks and growns and groans alike, in places l am fast discovering do exist despite not known of before hand l can so or perhaps sow relate to this line as indeed all of yourn poem … sow and reap what’s ‘neath your feet.

    Nicely versed and worded alike Eugenia, nicely done 🙂

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  2. You can fight how things are going to go all your life but the truth is, once you step out the door you have very little control. Even as you sleep, if life wanted to take you away… You could have a heart attack or a stroke. It’s better to surrender than to fight it and it’s better to control how you respond to life than it is to attempt to bend it to your will. Make plans for sure, but ride the waves when things get bumpy. ❤️ 🌊

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    1. Yes, I agree especially with you can control how you respond to life.
      “You cannot control the behavior of others, but you can always choose how you respond to it.”
      ― Roy T. Bennett

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  3. I generally think of each new day as a beginning –
    One step at a time. This week is fuller than most though.
    Still it is good to be ‘retired’ and not have a pressing schedule.
    Being kind and paying it forward – reading those stories helps start the day in a positive way.

    Happy Chinese New Year of the Rabbit!

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