Monday, January 07, 2008

Time and a Word

There's a time
and the time is right for me
It's right for me
and the time is now.

There's a word
and the word is love
and it's right for me.
It's right for me
and the word is love.
--YES, Time and a Word
When I had time, finding the word that was right for me, right for me, took such a time. What I could find were the words that belonged all around me, the words that confounded me, the words that weren't mine.
Then when I found the word, I lost place again. I lost my sense of when and who I was. I wandered and looked, wondered and still came back to the same word, but I was again fighting time.
Then finally I stood to say "This is my time, my turn."
There's a time and a word that are right for me, they're right for me.
Time and a word.
--me liz strauss, letting me be

10 comments:

easywriter said...

May you always have both, time and love. You are so deserving. Beautifully written.

Roberta S said...

I think in these few words I interpret a touching story of love beyond the realm of the usual horizons.

Bungi said...

This is wonderful... As usual :-)

ME Strauss said...

Hi Easy!
I wish you both as well!
You deserve a world of time and bundle of love. :)

ME Strauss said...

Hi Roberta!
Happy New Year!
Love is a many splendored thing and comes in many shades and wonders. :)

You always were a perceptive one. :)

ME Strauss said...

Bungi!
What a joy it is to have you visit! You always say the nicest things!

Dr.John said...

THe poem felt good even if I'm not sure of what it means.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Dr. John,
I sure hope if you figure out what it means that you'll tell me. I only have a glimmer of a clue right now. :)

Pensativo said...

there is always a time but not in the time, in the moment and it is the moment , your moment, exclusively for your "self"..

Lucidly written post :)

ME Strauss said...

Hi Pensative,
I so enjoy your response. Every moment I live is a special one . . . I'm trying to make sure I'm alive for all of them. :)