Accidental Poet


How quickly time has past

Smile for the moment we share

Blink, and it’s gone so fast


Yes, time waits for no one

It continues on with or without you

Each day, a new inspiring dawn


Don’t live your life in haste

Remember what Bonnie said

“Life gets mighty precious

When there’s less of it to waste”


Live each new day

Without worry of the shadow you cast

Trust God will help you find your way


Fear not the uncertain future

You’ll not change the past

Today you’re just a present day commuter


Do not forsake tomorrow

With the results from yesterday

Start today a quest to let go of all your sorrow


For a new sunrise awaits you

Greet the morning light with a smile in your heart

And let time awaken your life pleasures anew


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2004

  • Author: Accidental Poet (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 5th, 2017 04:15
  • Comment from author about the poem: Inspired by Bonnie Raitt's song "Nick of Time"
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 30
  • Users favorite of this poem: LaurašŸŒ», Clarita.


  • FredPeyer

    Thank you, AP, for a very uplifting and positive outlook on life. Now all we have to do is live accordingly.

    • Accidental Poet

      Thank you Fred for reading, listening and complimenting.

    • LaurašŸŒ»

      My first read of the day!
      Beautiful way to start my
      day! Inspirational like a
      morning prayer. Sometimes
      we forget how fast time goes by and not reflect of what is and what may be! Thank you for the clip! Enjoyed listening to Bonnieā€™s song! Have a glorious day!

      • Accidental Poet

        Thank you Laura for choosing my poem for your first read of the day. Glad you enjoyed the poem and Bonnie Raitt's song. My day was rainy all day, but that's ok. Hope yours was nice.

        • LaurašŸŒ»

          Today was rather fulfilling! Thank you!

        • Mottakeenur Rehman

          Time's ongoing spirit doesnot annihilate the spirit of Poetry!Sweet 1!well descrition about time through poetic language!

          • Accidental Poet

            Thanks for reading and commenting Mottakeenur

          • Confia.En.Tu.Corazon 87

            Very beautiful poem, I love how you balance the good and what to be thankful for. Thank you yet again another good write.

            • Accidental Poet

              Thank you Confia. I try to see it from all sides. And you're welcome.

            • orchidee

              A fine write AP. Time with sherry is never time mis-spent, so I say! heehee.

              • Accidental Poet

                Are you sure orchi? That all depends on how many glasses of sherry you've had. Tell me, how many fingers do I have up on how many hands?

              • Michael Edwards

                Enjoyed the clip and enjoyed the poem - thanks for posting.

                • Accidental Poet

                  Thanks Michael, I'm glad you enjoyed them.

                • FineB

                  Thanks Accidental Poet.

                  A beautiful poem.

                  Time is a rare and precious commodity.

                  I love the Bonnie Raitt video accompanying your poem.

                  Keep writing

                  • Accidental Poet

                    Thank you FineB. Glad you enjoyed.

                  • myself and me

                    how much time have I wasted on looking back and predicting future, now I try to remind myself to focus now. Thank you AP.

                    • Accidental Poet

                      Thanks for reading m&m. I think the past, present and future all deserve our attention for what they offer. But the present should be the main focus.

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Good write AP and very true, always look ahead and grab each moment that comes to you.

                      • Accidental Poet

                        Yes Andy, the present is ever moving to the future. Miss even just a moment, and to the past it's gone. Thanks for reading.

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