I tried thinking of the word

I tried thinking of the word,
but none came to mind.

I tried thinking about what to do,
but I had no idea.

I was trying to dream,
but my sleep was too deep.

The moment passes me by,
but my memory couldn’t grasp it.

I tried looking outside for answers,
but it shared no clues.

I closed my eyes,
but there was nothing to see.

I tried thinking out loud,
but I had the wrong tone of voice.

If only the words came out right,
I would understand.

 

Time Regrettable

I waste so much time,
unaware until it’s gone;

Paralysed by thought,
finite and out of sight;

I grew old when I was young,
out of time before I began;

Time wasted on regrets,
and unfulfilled dreams;

What could have been – wasn’t,
and what was – shouldn’t have been.

Tight ropes and balancing acts,
no cushion could ease this blow.

The weight of knowing trips me,
when memory mocks ambition

And staggers progress
for want of more of the same.