Time and Space

If born in another time
Would I still be me?
Shaped by life as it was or will be
Through these eyes would I still see?

In succulent wealth
Or poverty’s wrath
Neither extreme have crossed my path
Is soul dependent on the flesh
Does circumstance cause circumspect?
To quench its thirst or fill its void?
Are empty vessels paranoid?

I only can live in this time and space
And believe each one
Is perfectly placed


Linked to dVersepoetspub.com once again. A slow start. Prompt is time and space and what if.  What if I or someone or something was in another time or place? How might it be different? No answers here. Just questions.


About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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15 Responses to Time and Space

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice lines, especially the sound: “To quench its thirst or fill its void?
    Are empty vessels paranoid?”


  2. Questions to ponder… but maybe it’s better just accepting what is…


  3. merrildsmith says:

    Good questions! I like the acceptance in the last stanza.


  4. Grace says:

    The ending lines are good for me:

    I only can live in this time and space
    And believe each one
    Is perfectly placed


  5. rob kistner says:

    They are perfectly placed Mary, and you are exactly who you should be. Had you lived in another space or time, you would be the same – because you would still be “you”, the sum of those actions and decisions, no matter what those were.


  6. msjadeli says:

    “succulent wealth or poverty’s wrath” such beautiful descriptors used for contrast

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  7. I think this is where I’m supposed to be …. otherwise I’d be somewhere else! It is all a puzzle within an enigma within a conundrum, is it not!


  8. Gina says:

    “Are empty vessels paranoid?” – this one line has stayed with me Mary. I wonder if too much knowledge does that too? I love your poem in total and in parts. It details a thought process and also a searching heart through the complicated questions of life’s labyrinth. So beautifully written!

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    • When I really don’t understand how to write on the prompt, I ask questions. Seems to work! Thank you for your encouraging words!

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      • Gina says:

        I shall remember this Mary. Very clever!


      • Lona Gynt says:

        Questioning is always a good place to start. I like how your question is answered humbly with belief rather than dogmatic certainty. When we suffer we may feel like our placement is tilted and has to do more with random chance than placement, but still adounds, it seems, to a higher teleological arc, maybe lhaving less to do with making sense of the world and its placements, and maybe more with facilitating us to be able to learn how to care for everyone even when things seem senseless? Your poem is lovely Mary and stimulates thought. Very Socratic, you and your questions, look at you! Don’t go to Athens, they might kill ya. 😉


  9. “In this world you can be smart or pleasant. I tried smart, now I prefer pleasant.” Henry P. Dowd (Harvey). I ain’t goin’ nowhere! I can get killed right where I am! Haha. Thank you!


  10. Imelda says:

    Your last stanza! Yes, I think we are where we should be.


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