Fade Away

I feel that my eyes deceive me
This is not the situation I ought to be in!
Whatever happened to all my lavish fantasies?
Gone! Turned to dust, disintegrated!

Panic seeps through my mind,
Fear has paralyzed my whole body.
“Please let this not be the end!” I desperately cried,
“Isn’t there a way I could get a second chance?”
I look around to see any kind of sign:
Another way out of this terrifying nightmare.

All of a sudden, a dim light shines
Revealing the famed glass time keeper
However, time never froze:
All I could do was stare helplessly,
‘Cause the sands of time are running low.

“You’ve had your chance, you’ve had a million!
Now it’s time to pay your dues” a booming voice said.
“I am swift and just, I make no exceptions
No matter how hard you try: you can’t escape me
Your fate has been sealed.”

The once glittery and prideful moments
Have now vacated to a desolate oblivion.
Alas, my pitiful pleas went down in vain
The steely hands of despair now embrace me.
Sometimes I wonder how it would’ve been like
If I hadn’t squandered away my precious life for measly goals.
Why, I would’ve been much more jovial!
More importantly: very grateful and at peace.
Sadly I have to pay the price,
And let everything else be laid to rest.

It has been said that time is a thief,
An immortal being with a cold and selfish heart.
But we all know who the real time leaper is
We will never admit it, even though we fade away.

Well, I’ve decided to resurrect the writing prompts responses after 2 months. This poem was written for Sadje’s WDYS Challenge # 51, click on the link to read the guidelines if you’d like to participate in this challenge. What do you think this poem is about? I’ll leave it up to you guys to decide. Until then, fellow readers!

-Silver Stone

ยฉ 2020, Silver Stone. All rights reserved. Donโ€™t land yourself in hot water, be smart!

Image credit; Adrien King @ Unsplash

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