Racing Towards Forever

This silent ache
scares me
I should
feel happiness
to know
we have until
forever
But
forever
scares me
What happens
after forever
Time
is zipping by
so fast
and out of control
I can't
slow it down
Have you
ever stood
next to
a subway car
moving
at top speed
and want
to stop it
with your
bare hands
I don't think
it can be done
But
time
that's more
dangerous than
a moving subway
because
we can't
touch time
we can't
jump in
and slam
on the brakes
I never thought
the day
would come
where forever
just doesn't seem
long enough
But
that day
is here
We
will be
together
forever
I know this
Please ignore
the fat tears
that race
down my cheeks
as you say
we'll be together
forever.

by Mary Nagy

Comments (10)

Wow, good stuff, Mary... I can certainly relate, sometimes forever doesn't feel long enough. Well done! Brian
This is beautiful, Mary. The waords amount to so much; thank you for this- you don't know how much. Cheers; BWF.
wow forever is a long time good read Super
The scripture speaks that time must be spead up or all flesh would parish.
To badly paraphrase Jack Kerouac from Desolation Angels: As soon has everything is good and going alright, it falls apart and it is that falling apart that causes such sadness. Time is brief, we mostly suffer and fail and then sleep for eternity, our words gone.
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