“ A Minute ” – now or then –

Said of a minute

Born to life,

Be a need for it

Tho enters strife,

Despite commit

To its short site,

Life persists to emit

Tho maybe a plight,                                     

Holds of portent

Yet it is swallowed,

By the hour

And this to follow,

As if to scour

Chose be the fellow,

To do another

As if led by the echo,

Of a wilful brother

Not for a minute,

Would let fate posture

To fix a mindless habit,

Of disaffected bother

Ne’er now or then submit,

Tho for but a minute, now or then!


                                                    © Jean-Jacques Fournier



2 thoughts on ““ A Minute ” – now or then –

    • Thank you Paulette, for your ever encouraging words of appreciation, on my ever-growing consciousness of the ever-increasing speed with which the minutes of my life are being swallowed. Thus so by the oh so pressing, gluttonous greedy hours that will not slow down, so as to at least allow to catch one’s breath. How will we ever accomplish all that we have to do in so little time, at the speed we are forced to move, thanks to the greed of the Googles, the Apples, the Amazons, the Internet, etc, etc… Just thinking of them and more, fitting in a minute, one on an unwanted fast and breathless tract. Don’t mean to sound so pessimistic, especially for me the ultimate optimist, who is thankful for your presence!



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