Sunday, November 30, 2014

Simpletons

Past TENSE -
the language of our stories.
Present TENSE -
our anxious little lives.
Future TENSE -
words we give our worries.
Simple tense -
frightened all the time.

For the mini-challenge at Real Toads

11 comments:

Helen said...

Shades of Dickens and A Christmas Carol ....

march debzati said...

This is so good. And true!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, how true it is, MZ!! Damn it!!! Hope you have a great new week, put the Past, Present, Future in the back of the closet for a while and just enjoy the NOW!!

Björn Rudberg said...

Indeed.. this is most brilliant.. and if we are not simpletons it's even worse.

Fireblossom said...

"Fear is a man's best friend." Or was that dogs? In any event, it sure is funny how time slips away.

Enigma said...

An instant favourite. The last two lines are brilliant.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

You nailed it, Mama Zen!

Sumana Roy said...

love the word play...

Kerry O'Connor said...

Time, perfectly encompassed here.

Grandmother (Mary) said...

And, meanwhile, all we have is right now.

Katy Magee said...

I had to laugh when the last two lines sank in. So true.