Was it a gold coated heartbreak
I mistook for love on a diamond platter?
This funny life of mystery
will never unfold its secrets
so we can see the choices
and its consequences
instead of jumping into a ditch
and all you’ll hear is
“you shoulda been careful”
but how can mistakes be avoided
when life doesn’t even give room for rehearsal?
I wonder more.
I rushed back home
to wear my virgin maid a crown
only to realized on her head a crown already lie
and the look on her face tells me
I am 5 seconds late.
14 thoughts on “5 seconds out of time”
wonderful poem emmanu. sometimes we so wish that life and human beings were not so unpredictable, dont we?
5 seconds late, wow,
your talent truly shines!
Ouch…5 mins late can hurt…
”how can mistakes be avoided when life doesn’t even give room for rehearsal.” …
good work again… ending was really something… and d picture complement your wordz quite well…you do a gr8 job in writing…
a gold coated heartbreak… i can relate to that! you are indeed one brilliant poet!
some poetry 🙂
i could never think all this up!!!
Exactly, unlike in shooting a movie there is always a retake and a big room for mistakes.
Ironic life.. we are expected to do the right thing.. and no chance to see if our choices are right..! And witty finish Emmanuel.. Really enjoyed the poem..!! 🙂
sweet verse ibok…5 seconds…al the difference in the world…hopefully though along the way we dont keep making the same mistakes paying the same consequences…
Oh my god! The end was too much! Phewww
No time to rehearse indeed! And the ironies are quite unspeakable!!
But you’ve put it forth such a witty way here.. I really enjoyed the read!
Thankfully, I wasn’t 5seconds late in reading it! 🙂
The could haves and should haves will always find their way…but it’s up to us how to tackle them anyway ! 🙂
Cheers to Life, and kudos to you!
Keep writing, friend… Take care…
I can always so identify with your work…and you speak from a deep place. Mr Romance…you did it again!! Awesome and then some more!! Thanks for sharing my friend. Have a wonderful week and keep writing!! ~ HUgs xx
LOL@ Mr Romance.
Hugs to you too, Amanda.
“This funny life of mystery / will never unfold its secrets…” …perhaps not, at least it seems like it won’t when often looking for it to—universal irony I suppose. IDK. Anyway, great work.
Another insightful poem on life’s lessons. You sure know how to tap into the feelings of the heart. At the tremble of risk which shakes the spirit — have courage and reinstate daring , go forth & live responsibly applaud love at every age, in every moment, and dive right in.
From an incurable romantic, have a wonderful week,,
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