Life Erodes

Arman Hoque 1977 (Winnipeg)

Life erodes the time yet left to fill…
Of life’s moments; except when time stands still.
Does life go on or do we just move along?
In life’s game of chess, are we queen or pawn?

How reflective a spark?
How introspective that remark?
Where have you been from there to here?
Know you nothing of my strength nor fear.

Show you something of strength inside?
Show you inside my mind?
Show you things I’ve tried to hide?
What exactly do you expect to find?

About this poem

This poem came out when someone told me I’m not the man/boy I used to be…

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Written on November 20, 2023

Submitted by Arman_1 on November 20, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 460
Words 97
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

Arman Hoque

Founder of Empyrean Law and Senior Counsel, Arman Hoque holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Windsor in addition to a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a B.A. degree in Law and Society from the Ivy League Cornell University. In July 2004, he was called to the bar as barrister, solicitor, and notary public, following Articles with a prestigious Queen’s Counsel Firm. He worked in association with several prominent law firms and sage mentors to develop his high standard before establishing his own practice. Since then, he has grown his law firm. Focused on his compassion for access to justice, Mr. Hoque has received news attention for cases he has fought and won for his clients spanning 15 years of practice. He has contributed to precedents in the legal community and has been awarded numerous accolades recognizing his devotion to the law. For his clients, he uses his formidable cumulative knowledge and world-spanning experiences to effectively turn their real into as close to their ideal as legally possible. He has been a poet most his life, having self-published a volume in 1993 by honour of his patron father. more…

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  • heathert.34240
    Love the line, Life goes on or do we just move along? Does moving necessarily mean we're existing is a big question... Or illusion. Does the body age beyond the soul? Either way you'll always be the one you used to be, but aging is hard on the body and mind at times. 
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