Time Passing -- A Miscellany of Poems; ©Thor May 2008 index
Today has lasted for 4 billion and 2 years, 6 hours, 12 minutes and 13.5 seconds
Live fast they said, go wild,
It flies, it doesn't last.
Go chase your moment
Run you mile, strut your hour
Build your pile, and don't come home
Don't come home, don't come home
And this is the way the world
Of the world, world, world, world stopped.
Susan smiled and waved from the footpath.
She was walking and smiling;
I was driving and smiling.
We went, went each way
And all day we were smiling
About driving and walking.
This poem was also published (much to my surprise!) as part of an article in The Hindu, a major national Indian newspaper, on February 1st, 2006.