Father Time

I have been looking back through my old poems. I am thinking of self publishing a book of poetry soon, and I came across this gem. This is still one of my all time favorites of all the poems I have written!




Father time, can you spare a few minutes?

I need to speak with you.

I’m begging you to slow your hands,

there’s so much left to do.


We have so many places yet to see,

so many words left unspoken.

Can’t you see me standing here,

so worn, and shattered, and broken?


Even the rain, she understands,

her raindrops conceal my tears.

I’m not asking for a lifetime,

just a few more ephemeral years.


Outside, I seem perfectly fine,

but inside me, there’s a war.

Father time, can’t you see, I’m dreading…

not being anyone’s little girl, anymore.



©Kristian L. Weigman
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25 Responses to Father Time

  1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:


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  2. That is so perfect said.


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  3. That should have been ‘perfectly’ 🙂

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  4. This just killed me, I dread losing my dad because I live so far away I only get to see him 1-2 times a year.

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    • kristianw84 says:

      I’m sorry to hear that! I lost my mom 3 years ago & my dad called me this afternoon to let me know he has cancer. I’m a mess!

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      • Oh honeybun I’m so sorry, it’s just terrifying. I went cold when I read that. My dad already has had prostate cancer (he’s working on being in remission) he’s now diabetic, he has had a triple bypass and he has five aneurysms. He’s a ticking time bomb and it makes me so nervous. I hope you get more news ASAP and that it’s good!

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      • kristianw84 says:

        Thank you! My dad had lymphoma, & has been in remission. Now he has skin cancer, which I know can typically be easily treated, but with his history, I worry.

        It must be hard on you, being so far away from your dad. Hugs!

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  6. Nova says:

    How blessed you were to have had a father as long as he was here. Such a sweet gift.

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  7. Beautiful Kristian!! ⚘💕

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  8. Sadje says:

    Wow! Very profound poem!

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  9. Kristian, this is an amazing piece! 💖 I say… Go for it and start to get all the poems and poetry together and publish that book! Your writing is truly lovely!

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