5 seconds out of time

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

  1. ”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…

  2. 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..!! 🙂

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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

  6. “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.

  7. 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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