Submitted Date 02/25/2019

Dear Time,

why do you take but never give back?

Why do have a beginning with an end?

Why are you so sensitive?

why do you break when I want to change my past?

Why do you not come with a controller to rewind?

is it sold seperatly, is that why?

do I have to take my life to go back in time?

to go back to the beginning and forget everything?

Is that how it goes time.


Why don't you tell us the future

supposely the future is already written, predicted, and already has happened.

Why not just tell me the day I'm dieing

it probably won't chang anything.


Why do you have to be so secrective

why do you have to be so repatative

It feels like the same old sunday, monday, tuesday

will there ever be a chance where my life will change


where I will be at peace and happy

Cause me growing up life dont feel the same

Yah you paired me with a sensitive generation

but why won't you tell me why you did

My purpose is undefined

yet your still taking my time

yet at the end of the day you still take a life.


So time my last question for all of this is,



from the curious one,

Othello Pass

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  • David Ross Washington Jr 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    The depth of these 2 simple lines.

  • David Ross Washington Jr 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    My purpose is undefinedyet your still taking me time
    Great poem. I love the meaning behind it, and the story it tells. Time unfortunately waits for no one, so we have to seize the moment, and make what little we have on this earth.

  • Rick Doble 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    I'd love to hear you definition of time. I've been struggling with it all my life.

    • Othello Pass 3 weeks, 1 day ago

      My Definition: A Beginning with an unknown ending.,Then repeat for the next story. Time is not something you can control so we just have to manage it and become friends with it to hope for the best. we don't have all day and we don't have all night even though us as humans think we do. Time is the unpredictable image in the story.

  • Tomas Chough 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    This is great Othello! I think we've all asked ourselves similar questions at some point in our lives.

    • Rick Doble 3 weeks, 1 day ago

      Very good: A Beginning with an unknown ending.. That's a good capsule definition.

  • Miranda Fotia 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Why do you not come with a controller to rewind?
    Wouldn't that be great?!?! Good question!

  • Nina Appasamy 1 week, 4 days ago

    This is a great poem with a lot of meaning. Just watch for spelling errors, as they can distract a reader from the beauty and depth of your writing.