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Chrononaut's Conundrum : Temporal Longings



And so, I muse upon the mysteries
Of time and space, and how they intertwine.
For if a time machine were mine,
I'd journey back to those days of youth,
And relive the memories, still so full
Of joy and energy, and friendship divine.

But alas, such technology doth not exist,
And I am left to ponder on the past,
And all that I have learned, and all that's missed.
For though my thoughts do oft' long for those days,
I know that life goes on, and new memories
Will be made, and new friendships will be kissed.

And so, I turn my thoughts to time and space,
And ponder on the nature of reality.
For if the past can be changed, what of morality?
And what of fate, and destiny's malleability?
These questions do oft' keep me up at night,
As I long for answers, and seek certainty.

But perhaps, it is not for us to know
The secrets of the universe, and time's flow.
Perhaps, it is best to simply let it go,
And live in the present, and make the most
Of every moment, and every opportunity.
For though my thoughts do oft' long for those days,
I know that life is meant to be lived fully.

And so, I take solace in the beauty
Of the world around me, and the wonders it holds.
For though I cannot travel back in time,
I can still find joy in the present, and in the future.
For though my thoughts do oft' long for those days,
I know that life is a journey, and not a destination to be reached.

And so, I continue on, and make the most
Of every moment, and every opportunity.
For though my thoughts do oft' long for those days,
I know that life is meant to be lived fully.
And though I may not have a time machine,
I will make new memories, and friendships divine.

For in the end, it is not the past,
But the present, and the future, that truly matters.
And though my thoughts do oft' long for those days,
I know that life goes on, and new memories will be made.
Thus, I embrace the mystery of time,
And live in the present, making the most of every opportunity.

And so, I ponder on the mysteries of time,
As my thoughts do oft' long for those days,
And I seek answers to the questions that arise.
But ultimately, I know that life goes on,
And though I cannot change the past,
I can still make the most of every opportunity.

For though my thoughts do oft' long for those days,
I know that life is a journey, and not a destination to be reached.
And though I may not have a time machine,
I will make new memories, and friendships divine.
For in the end, it is not the past,
But the present, and the future, that truly matters.

About this poem

This poem reflects on the concept of time and space, and the longing for the past. The speaker expresses a desire to use a time machine to go back to their youth and relive memories that were full of joy and energy. However, the speaker realizes that such technology does not exist and that they must come to terms with the past and focus on the present and future. The speaker also ponders the nature of reality and the impact that changing the past would have on morality and fate. The poem ultimately encourages the reader to embrace the mystery of time, live in the present and make the most of every opportunity, as it is not the past, but the present and future that truly matters. 

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Written on December 25, 2014

Submitted by Mawphniang.Napoleon on January 28, 2023

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme abbxxb cdcEac xfffxf ggghFEF fxixEJ hFEFKB DLexif iexxdf EJKBDL
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 2,522
Words 547
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 6, 6, 6, 7, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6

Mawphniang Napoleon

Mawphniang is a person who is always striving to live life to the fullest. He is someone who is always open to new ideas and ways of living and is unafraid to take risks in order to explore the unknown. He is passionate about life and is always looking for ways to make use of his time and energy. He has an inquisitive nature, and is always looking for answers to life's mysteries and questions. Though Mawphniang does not pretend to have all the answers, he is determined to taste life and live a simple life, without overcomplicating things. He's a person who appreciates the small moments and cherishes the little things in life. He enjoys spending time in nature, exploring the world, and connecting with people. He is a person who is always up for a new adventure and never stops learning. He is on a daily journey of self-discovery, trying to make sense of the world and his place in it. more…

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