If I had more time…

speeding time

If I had more time I would follow my nose
to a land exotic to my eyes,
bask in the glory of reading for hours,
lie on beaches, take in shows.

If I had more time I would go for a run,
I would go for a cycle, join a club,
learn how to crochet, bake like Berry,
learn how to switch off and have more fun.

If I had more time I would make a plan,
map the future, pinpoint the route,
take a scenic drive to my destination,
waymark the journey through my whole life’s span.

If I had more time I’d become green-fingered,
cultivate roses and honeysuckle,
watch things grow like a stop-motion movie,
enjoy my hard work, potter and linger.

I’d follow my children, each step on the path
pick them up when they fall and pick up on their skills,
never lose my temper – there’d be no pressure –
I’d find a way to bottle each laugh.

If I had more time I would sail away, yet stay,
cleave to the present, the future, the past;
appreciate every Earthly wonder,
take my foot off the gas and enjoy each day.

Linking up to this week’s Prompt from Sara at Mum Turned Mom who’s prompt this week was in fact “If I had more time…” and also Prose for Thought over at Vevivos.

Prose for Thought

27 thoughts on “If I had more time…

  1. Oh I wish I had more time, too! Crochet, travelling, reading, gardening, baking, patience with the children… I wish I had time for all those things (apart from the crochet actually!). x Mel #ThePrompt

  2. Oh yes, I wish I had the time for all of this too! Life is already so full, and yet we always feel that it could be fuller, if only we had more time. I love the line ‘If I had more time I would sail away, yet stay’ beautiful. Love this poem Sam xx Thanks so much for linking to #ThePrompt x

  3. Oh I love this Sam! Beautifully written – your turn of phrase and choice of words are so crafted. Gorgeous! Xx #P4T

    • Funny you should say that – it had occurred to me while I was writing this that some people out there manage to squeeze in a fair few of these things and still have children too. The difference being that I’m not sure if I’m up for all that multi-tasking right now! πŸ™‚

    • So true. You don’t necessarily put the two things together do you, but when you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Take road rage – people get impatient on the road for no really good reason other than that they are in a rush.

  4. Love the poem, its a great way to express the need for more time. I beg everyday can I just have a few more minutes, hours, silent moments to work on this or take the kids to do that. I feel like the more I do the busier I get and my list is never ending. lol Your words couldn’t have been more right. #prompt

  5. Fabulous – i love a good piece of poetry πŸ™‚ The more you do, the more is asked of you – so true! I’ve had a few jobs where this is the case too! great post!

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