Forever Foe

You were here when the world began,
Are you bored with the antics of man?

Why do you choose to move so slow?
Why do you tease and torture me so?

Why must you expedite our death,
Continue beyond our last breath?

You’re the only healer of pain,
I must wait for you once again.

Stealing my moments of joy and fun,
Speeding by, so my lists are not done.

Not once are you convicted of crime,
My ever-present foe is TIME.

Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich
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Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

21 thoughts on “Forever Foe

  1. I’ve been dealing with a family issue which requires so much of my time. It’s what I need to be doing right now, but it means the time I have for visiting blogs, for reading, for writing, are all reduced. I dozed off today fighting time and fatigue. Your poem felt right in line with my feelings today.

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    1. Ha! Yes, I started writing on Medium and I can see that it’s really taking a lot of time away from WordPress. I haven’t had time to read blogs and stay in touch with other bloggers on here. It’s showing in my stats too. November is steadily declining compared to last month.

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      1. It’s exhuasting writing content, reading and keeping up with everything. Sometimes I think maybe I’ll give up the blog and focus on my novels in progress…but I think building readership is also important. All part of it, I suppose.

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