If Only I Had Time

I'd wait for my love
I'd hold my grandaughter's hand
I'd fly to the stars

19 comments:

zoya gautam said...

.."I'd hold my grandaughter's hand"_
the simple & small truths of life bring to life the beauty that is so sought after_
& ur straightforward words say this with the power of love..many thanks..

Amias said...

Just like you -- every line makes me think of the line "if only I had the time" ... I enjoy this, as I have many grandchildren.

Deborah Godin said...

So much, it seems to me, rest on the word "had" - to me it creates a different tense for each line. Very moving.

Geraldine said...

Absolutely lovely!

Greyscale Territory said...

Wishful thinking often has a tendency to carry a few thorny truths of what should be. Great haiku!

sue said...

I get a very interesting and different sense of time from this...so often when we say "I wish I had time" we mean we wish that we could squeeze more things into today, perhaps were not so busy with things. But you evoke a different longing, the sense of not having much time left in one's life-- if only I could live longer, I could wait for my love; if only I could live to see my grandchild be born and grow, I could hold her hand; if only I could live longer to see space travel, I could travel to the stars. Truly a wonderful poem.

SandyCarlson said...

With time we can reach for all that is beautiful!

floreta said...

i like the idea of flying to the stars!

totomai said...

this is like staying forever and i like it.

fourwindshaiga said...

Just lovely.

Tumblewords: said...

There's rarely enough time for the best! Nicely done!

Maggie said...

Grandchildren do grow so fast that it seems no time from when we are holding their hand to the time they are walking out the door holding a suitcase to began their journey in time...and the beat goes on.

KiteHorse said...

Don't you hear me calling you?
Write your letters in the sand
For the day I take your hand
In the land that our grandchildren knew

'39 Brian May of Queen

Beth P. said...

what's holding you back, dear H.T.?

lovely...

Beloved Dreamer said...

So sweetly simple and right on mark. Lovely poem.

love-bd

Tammy said...

May time be on your side. Well done!

Pearl said...

yes, flying to the stars would be a trip alright.

one more believer said...

i love those three items.. it brings the world in to grasp and remember...

Regina Marie said...

I guess we just have to make the time huh!