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Time is Precious

Time is precious
It’s of the essence
It’s here, then gone
From adolescence

The time you have
And the time you take
The things you’ve done
And the plans you make
The sights you’ve seen
Now a memory
And what’s to come
Yet a fantasy

Time marches on
Though nary a sound
Hands on the wall
Each day spin around

Time is fleeting
Take note and behold
Lessons in life
With age, growing old

Make your time count
To be a good friend
Share happiness
And love to the end

© 2022 Phil Perkins

You might also enjoy reading another poem I wrote about time, entitled “A Distant Time“. It was published on July 12, 2021.

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from


27 responses to “Poem”

  1. Robin King Avatar

    Beautiful, so beautiful…

    1. Phil Avatar

      TY dear Robin 🙏🏻😊

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks very much, dear Bonnie 🙏🏻😊

  2. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar

    Oh my goodness Phil, what a refreshing and “timely” poem you’ve created my friend. I think the older we get, we ruminate about time for obvious reasons. Let’s make this moment, this hour, this day count. Everything you mentioned here is on point for all of us to think about. 🥰⏳🤗⏰😊 I’ve shared some thoughts about time in the past and the essence of your message lingers in every person, regardless of age. Thanks for sharing, and have a FANtabulous day my Master Poetic Photographer. 😍💖🤩🦋🌞💋📷✍🏼

    1. Phil Avatar

      You are so much pun (fun!), my dear friend Kym!! 😁 Yours are lovely words and I appreciate your kindness ~ thank you very much! I have three fresh 😘😘😘 special delivery, addressed to you (because these are emoji kisses, they’ll keep for some “time”)! 😂 Also wishing you a wonderful Friday! 🤗🌹

      1. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar

        I receive the three special delivery 😘😘😘, triple-dose the pun…ooops, I mean fun! 😂😜🤣 Thanks for the smiles this morning. Continue to soar my Master Poetic Photographer! 😊🦋🤩💐🌞

        1. Phil Avatar

          hahaha TY my sweet friend 🙏🏽😊

          1. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar

            You’re welcome and my pleasure Phil! 🥂🌺🤗🎆🥰

  3. Inge David Avatar

    Mooie gedicht en mooie geschreven ! Ja, de tijd gaat snel …
    “Op een mooie avond heet de toekomst verleden tijd.
    Dan draait men zich om en kijkt men terug op zijn jeugd.”
    Niets is meer waard dan de dag van vandaag.

    Wonderful poem! ❤️

    1. Phil Avatar

      Heel erg bedankt, mijn beste vriendin Inge! En ook voor je prachtige poëzie als antwoord, mooi en heel goed geschreven!! I’m so glad you liked it, my friend ~ thank you! ❤️

  4. Balle Avatar

    Wonderful poem my dear friend!!!!!!!!!

    1. Phil Avatar

      I’m so glad you like it, my dear friend Balle ~ thank you! You are most kind 🤗

  5. Kristallina Avatar

    Exactly, you nailed it. Love this poem, dear Phil! Happy weekend to you 🤗

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you so much, dear Kristallina! I’m glad that you enjoyed my poem, and also wish you a Happy Weekend 🤗🌹

  6. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    What a gorgeous poem dear Phil and such a good reminder!

    1. Phil Avatar

      You are most kind, my dear friend Cindy! Thanks so much & I wish for you a wonderful weekend! 💖💖

      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        You’re most welcome Phil. Thank you so much and to you too!! 💖💖

        1. Phil Avatar


  7. Lincol Martín Avatar

    May time be synonymous with love and solidarity and may every second that passes be the reason for the joy of all those who have the joy of being in your life.
    Deep and heartfelt verses that invite us to reflect.
    A pleasure to read.
    Best regards.

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks very much, Lincol 👍

  8. Ebb Then Flood Avatar

    Great poem and sentiments Phil!

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you 👍

  9. tiffanyarpdaleo Avatar

    Wonderfully penned my friend! ☺

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks so much, my dear friend Tiffany! ☺

  10. Carolyn Kaiser Harmon Avatar

    Phil – thank you for the reminder in your inspiring words ❤️.

    1. Phil Avatar

      I appreciate your kind comment, Carolyn ~ thank you 🤗🌹

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