Spending time

Still keeping up. This is my third effort and, once again, ignores the prompt completely (I loved the image but could not connect it to the word prompts). The first line below just came into my head. I had an idea of what I wanted to say thereafter but, as usual, the poem had other ideas. One day I might steal the first few lines again and see if I can get it back on track.

Spending time

We mostly shrink from work,
Contract by law and custom
Days and hours spent making
a living
And consider time stolen
That might have been given
In re-creation of
Yet with retirement we
Accrete labours like
A caterpillar cocooned.

Posted on April 3, 2011, in Poetry and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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