The Lost Art of Wasting Time (Sonnet)

by Kitty Cat Lady   Oct 10, 2018


I blinked for just a moment and lost track
As thoughts meandered down forgotten paths
Those days of fun and sun upon our backs
The endless hours of loving and of laughs

When did we lose the liberated flow
Of life well lived just one day at a time
We never thought that this is how we'd grow
When every second 'wasted' is a crime

I long for days when time stretched far ahead
When every moment wasn't planned and spent
When waking up was never filled with dread
And time was not the cause of discontent

Our time is brief and passes so quickly
Be sure to spend a part of it carefree

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  • 4 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Judges comments

    The Lost Art of Wasting Time (Sonnet)

    (by Kitty Cat Lady) 4 points

    A nostalgic piece that I feel does not simply reflect upon the past.

    Wouldn't it be amazing if we could wind back the clock awe do all the things we should have and said all the things we wish we had.

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing I guess.

    The final two lines encapsulate everything for me and they were the deciding factor in casting my vote above others in contention.

    What a wonderful piece of advice.

    4 points

    • 4 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Thank you so very much Craig for your lovely comments and judges points. I really do appreciate it :-) xx
      =^.^=

  • 5 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Straight into favorites x

    Time is both blessing and curse. Enjoy the time you have girls and guys.

  • 5 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    An excellent sonnet. Glad to see it nominated. Milly x

  • 5 months ago

    by Michael

    Ah ha! Miss Kitty sneaking more sonnets through the cat-flap I see!

    .. and just to add a fine specimen lady, well done (you have inspired me to write one myself now)
    Much love
    M :)x

    • 5 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Lol. You are funny :-) thanks so much Michael and I'm looking forward to reading yours :-) x
      =^.^=

  • 5 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Your sonnets, dear woman, are simply getting better and better...

    Take care, Kitty

    • 5 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Thanks so much Ben I enjoy writing them :-) x
      =^.^=

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