Time and Space


Time and Space


The world spins, never ceasing

The days pass in an endless chain

The sun shines, its energy releasing

Soothing warmth to relieve our persistent pain


     The heavens expand in a mysterious dance

Of stars and other matter undefined

We seek to understand as if frozen in an eerie trance

But to no avail as we remain intellectually blind


Time races on unbridled as we observe in awe

We count the seconds as our only means of coping

Worlds collide and vanish as if made of straw

We look deep within, our minds ever groping


Is this a dream from which there is no awakening?

Are we adrift in a void that exists merely in our minds?

Why must the answers seem forever baffling?

The search goes on as if it never ends


Somewhere in the vacuum of time and space

The answers we seek exist but remain hidden from view    

No one to see or hear not so much as a trace

A cocktail of elements, a heavenly home brew


So seek not answers that will only foster disbelief

As the truth is far beyond our ability to embrace

To exist is a miracle beyond human belief

     We are but a speck of dust in the vastness of space



©Copyright 2007 Charlie Gragg   

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SavVySam commented on Time and Space


I agree with MSV here ... I suppose that when we accept that some things are beyond our grasp it is the beginning of true wisdom? What a great work! Thanks for sharing



Thanks for reading and commenting.

MSVanallen commented on Time and Space


It occurrs to me that some answers are hidden because we are not ready for them - ..."as truth is far beyond our ability to embrace..." great perspective, as usual. MSV



Great advise. Seek and you shall find.

Jammin commented on Time and Space


Wonderful. After I read it, I took a deep sigh -- the kind of sigh you would make after feasting on truly moving cuisine. Thank you for posting it.



Thank you.

dahlusion commented on Time and Space


This poem is perfection in poetic verse with rhymes that are so flawless that I could hardly believe their smooth embrace. All of the answers are within us, unfortunately, most of us seek external help for finding ourselves when, in fact, we are not lost but we are were we need to be at any giving time. Another good write!



Many thanks. Comments from one so skilled in poetic expression are priceless.

StandingBear commented on Time and Space


A complex array of deep, cerebral thoughts played out with master strokes of the pen. Fantastic penmanship. Thanks!



You are too kind. Thank you once again.

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Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

Hampton’s Poems (111)

Title Comments
Title Comments
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