86,000 and 400 Seconds a Day

by -] Nobody [-   Sep 13, 2008


There are things I have seen in my life
That I don't believe I will ever comprehend
And though I am very young to what people see
I feel I've lived a life and came back again

I can watch as a clock ticks away its seconds
but never appreciate this life I've been given
And I know somewhere in the future I will grow
But I wonder if life is something worth living

I feel like sometimes nothing will ever change
It's like I'm counting down days to my own demise
And I feel there are many things I've done wrong
But I can't understand the tears I have cried

I'm not depressed and I don't wish to be dead
But sometimes I've wondered just where I'd be
Sometimes I wonder if theres a life far away
A life I'd see my loved ones and they'd see me

I try so hard to be strong and think positive
I tell myself maybe there's a chance in dreams
A place where if not Heaven I can see a face
Where reality isn't something that can dawn on me

I understand that one day I will leave this world
And like footprints in sand slowly drift away
I'll become a tombstone in a distant graveyard
My name left with a date marking my journey today

I've thought of asking for maybe angels wings
Perhaps a bed of roses and maybe a suprise lilly
I even thought of a big cross that was expensive
But to think of it, that's not what I want really

I have met many people in this life I have lived
Many who I deem precious and hold close to my heart
And if I had an angels wings where I could fly away
I think I'd rather just stay in an old graveyard

A place where tears aren't something I can shed
A Place where happiness isn't something I can see
For I don't feel I deserve either of them anymore
And I'd really just enjoy someone visiting me

I know that what is gone in life is forever gone
I won't see the faces of those who perished away
And with saying that I really don't understand
Living life to count 86,000 and 400 seconds a day

P.S. A guy posted a song to go with a poem on here the other day and after hearing it I was intrigued to write one myself --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25i56AWtFqk

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  • 8 years ago

    by Alvaro

    Where reality isn't something that can dawn on me

    that line is what shaked me up and told me that these words are coming from someone and not just another face walking down the street good write man

  • 9 years ago

    by kelleyana

    Absolutely amazing. Wonderful write that caught my attention and even left me thinking about evey bit of it. I like this stanza"
    I understand that one day I will leave this world
    And like footprints in sand slowly drift away
    I'll become a tombstone in a distant graveyard
    My name left with a date marking my journey today". Waw you left me speechless. All i can say is you are very talented and i enjoy your poems. Very well done, kel.

  • 9 years ago

    by DreamingOutLoud

    Wow
    another fantastic poem here