The Sounds of Time


  • Time

    The Sounds of Time

    time is a relentless foe

    within its grasp we labor

    its origin we do not know

    its gifts we gladly savor


    the ticking clock its rhythmic chime

    the crow of the cock its bugler

    the sounds of the winds of time

    the music of an Irish fiddler


    voices with no faces

    chattering incessantly to one and all

    a passing train destined for unknown places

    sends out its mournful call


    the humming of city traffic

    speeding to destinations they’ve been before

    the sounds of rain so graphic

    the rushing rivers mighty roar


    the laugh of an innocent child

    the sigh of the one you love

    the sounds of love beguiled

    the coo of the emerald dove


    the silent sound of tears

    gives way to the sounds of weeping

    a broken heart can be hidden for years

    its damaged core left seeping.


    all of these many sounds of time

    form the symphony of our lives

     and life presents a tedious climb  

    before our final destiny arrives


    ©Copyright Charlie Gragg

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    ginga commented on The Sounds of Time


    Hampton, This all encompassing time message is a beautiful penning of images and so much truth is found as I read. A truly pure poem with great depth. ginga



    Thank you. This poem is destined to become one of my oersonal favorites as a writer.

    Charlie23 commented on The Sounds of Time


    This is an excellant poem on life from beginning to end! Time becomes a bit of a blur it seems when reaches adult years, cause it flies so quickly. Very well written poem!



    Thank you for reading and commenting.

    Tempestlady commented on The Sounds of Time


    Nice form, and rhythm, and rhyme. I found myself thinking of all the things i use to keep track of time, like when the train goes by i know its seven am or midnight, and the rooster crows at 4 am, and how all these things change my perception and direction throughout my journey of life. Thanks ...Write on....



    Thank you very much.

    SexzAngel commented on The Sounds of Time


    Very well written. Thank you for sharing it with us. Hugss..Angel



    Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment

    jesusfreake commented on The Sounds of Time


    this is a fine poem and a wonderful declaration of time...almost as if u were keeping it...aware of the moments in time, every moment.....terrific and deserving of a ten!



    Many thanks for reading and commenting.

    Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

    Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

    Hampton’s Poems (111)

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    Searching 5
    The Poetess 14
    Nonsense 12
    Solitude 18
    Lame Limericks 14
    Message to Papa 15
    Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
    The Computer From Hell 18
    Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
    The Mind In Motion 13
    The Game of Poetry 9
    Silence 55
    WordSlinger 19
    Holiday Thoughts 12
    Sweet Mary 18
    From White to Grey to Black 19
    The Reckoning 12
    And All of That Jazz 16
    Today 25
    No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
    Lucky 10
    You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
    Saturday Night 13
    Political Change? 14
    The Female Gender 17
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
    Remembering 11
    This Web We Weave 13
    The End 16
    The Day the Clouds Cried 16
    The Path of Life 12
    My Mother Ruth 12
    Humanities Challenge 14
    A Cowboy's Perspective 12
    July in Buda Texas 14
    The OP Poets Parade 20
    The Chatelaine 12
    Shot Through the Heart 17
    Poetry and Fine Wine 18
    The Man What Am 10
    The Final Beat of My Heart 16
    The Rainbow of Poets 19
    A Cowboy's Lament 13
    Of This World I am Not 17
    The Wee People 19
    An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
    The Scent of Love 14
    Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
    Memories of Times Past 13
    The Dance of the Poets 20
    The Confession 14
    Road to Obscurity 18
    Barbara 14
    Shadows 15
    Prescience 17
    Words That Bind 54
    Wondering 26
    New Year News from Buda Texas 13
    We Are All Witnesses 16
    Christmas 25
    A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
    The 9 ers 24
    Love Defined 27
    Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
    More News From Buda Texas 26
    Choices 26
    News from Buda, Texas 21
    In Search of God 21
    Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
    Out of the Darkness 15
    Visions from Within the Mist 18
    Baseball 12
    The Night Stalker 16
    The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
    The Sounds of Time 17
    The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
    Blah Blah Blah 14
    One Two Three 13
    Carpe Viam 11
    Love in the Afternoon 13
    The Moth 14
    Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
    The Creative Process 19
    The Truth and the Tribe 19
    The Long Wait. 19
    Feathers 26
    The Arrow 14
    Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
    Ghostly Images 16
    Friends 11
    Angels Without Wings 20
    The Rider 16
    Pride and Shame 18
    The Winning Poet is.... 21
    Memories 13
    Politicians 67
    Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
    God's Visit 17
    Poets and Poems 20
    Love Thy Neighbor 13
    Renewal 8
    The Roar of Silence 17
    Blessed Are These Days 4
    Time and Space 5
    Life's Journey 8
    Gift To The Fallen 16
    Hunger 21
    The Antique Shop 30