One Of My Favorite Poems

Hi!

I’m finally home for the summer, and thought I’d share one of my favorite poems with you to celebrate!

What is your favorite poem?

Let me know, and have an awesome day!

xxoo

“What the Hour Hand Said to the Minute Hand”

By: Megan Falley

 

“At 7:35 A.M, you lay your tired body on mine
before peeling off, like a slow band-aid.

At 8:40 you sprint home and make instant coffee.

At 9:45 we finally drink it, cold.
I finish your leftover half.

By 10:50 you are already breathless.
I live for every time we overlap.

When 11:55 comes I spend the entire minute convincing you to stay. 
You never do.

By noon I put my hands on your shoulders and say, “Baby, 
you’re getting thin. All this running in circles and barely sitting down to eat.”

At 1:05 you tell me that while you were gone,
15,300 babies were born.

At 2:10 you don’t say a word,
just come in and kiss me for sixty seconds straight.

At 3:15 we sit quiet, listening to rain falling everywhere 
in the world at once: all 15,000 tons.

At 4:20 we pull a little from the tight joint I keep behind your ear.
You do not inhale.

At 5:25 you meet me for happy hour. 
My neck already salted, a lime wedged in my teeth,
a shot of tequila sitting on the bar.

At 6:30 I hear the ticking.
I count your heartbeat like seconds between thunderclaps.

By 7:35 I can see you in the distance, 
each second a tease until you drape over me. 
We always love quick and you never let me hold you.
I dream of drinking you through a straw.

At 8:40 you watch my beard grow 0.00027 of an inch.

At 9:45 we do not speak.
Too many people have died since we last met.

At 10:50 we pray for a meteor, 
at least a clumsy kid to spill sugar in our gears.

11:55 is my favorite.
We’re only apart for mere minutes.

But at midnight you’ll apologize sixty times
because it will always be like this.

At 1:04 AM I am already sleeping. 
It’s exhausting loving someone
who is constantly running away.

Chapter 248: 31 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 3

Happy Monday!

So, today’s challenge is “Your Favorite Quote”. This one is difficult for me, because I have so many quotes that I consider to be “favorites”. So, I’m going to expand on this challenge, and list 18 of my favorite quotes! (Because that’s how old I am!) 🙂

Here we go!

  1. “Be humble, for you are made of earth. Be noble, for you are made of stars.” – Serbian Proverb

  2. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss (The Lorax)

  3. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

  4. “Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  5. “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

  6. “It’s too much effort to be aloof and angsty.” – Emma Watson

  7. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

  8. “Today’s the greatest day you’ve ever lived. Today’s the only day you’ve ever lived. The past is gone, the future is far, nothing else matters, except where you are.” – Neil Pasricha (#4, via 1000 Awesome Things)

  9. “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” —C.S. Lewis

  10. A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charlie Chaplin 

  11. “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” – Shel Silverstein

  12. “I said, ‘Somebody should do something about that.’ Then I realized I am somebody.” Lily Tomlin

  13. “Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are.” – John Green

  14. “I keep telling myself that I’m a human being, an imperfect human being who’s not made to look like a doll, and that who I am as a person is more important than whether at that moment I have a nice figure.” – Emma Watson

  15. “Life is like a bowl of Lucky Charms. The boring bits far outweigh the interesting bits, but when you find one, it’s still damn good.” – Unknown 

  16. “Everything will be all right in the end… if it’s not all right then it’s not yet the end.” – Dev Patel 

  17. “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” – Albus Dumbledore

     

  18. “My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations” – John Green

So, there are 18 of my favorite quotes! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do 🙂

Also, what are some of your favorite quotes? And why do you like them? 

Have an amazing week! xxoo

Chapter 21: Hello Fall

Fall happens to be my favorite season. I love it for all of the typical activities that accompany it, the leaves changing, the weather cooling, apple cider, etc.

However, what I love most about fall is the fact that everyone else does too. It’s nice sharing something so generic as a favorite season with a ton of other people, but it still makes me happy to know that people like it for some of the reasons that I do. It’s like a small connection between us, and I know it’s a small detail to share, but knowing that we have it is a great feeling.

Happy Monday! xxooImage