Five Minute Friday - time

Every Friday we unite for five minutes to write on one word. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on time.

It's precious.
It's what we all want, what we all covet, what we all try to protect.
It's how we define what is important,
what we make a priority.
And that's because it is all so limited.
Not just today and what needs to get done, but in this world, this little life, time is so so limited.

And when you already feel like you never have enough,
you're already so desperate for more
when you need more
when it's all unraveling because there just isn't enough time
life always seems to throw something else at you and screams at you to find a little more to give.
Until you are empty.
Until those you love and adore are begging you to make it stop.
Until those you love and adore are telling you it's all too much and you have to find a way out of your awful.
Until the universe screams at you
to stop.
Just stop.
Redefine your priorities.
Redefine what you spend your time on.
Remember your promise of a simple life.
Remember your smile.
Remember that time defines you.
It defines who you choose to spend it with.
It defines who and what you want to be important in your life.
It defines what matters.
So stop wasting it.
Stop wasting it on have tos.
Stop wasting it on hurt and past mistakes and regret.

Because time is just so precious.



  1. Sweet! I love how poetic your free writing is... and it's written as if there is a message within the message! I found myself reading it like this... "It's precious... when... until... you stop. Redefine...remember, it defines. So, stop. Because time is just so precious". Hope you don't mind me sharing this, but I think this would look nice printed and framed! You could make the lines different colors and have the colors changing as the words change (an hombre effect)

  2. childhood says:

    Tondra, thank you so much for your kind and uplifting words. This prompt, as all FMF prompts, come at the best time. And I feel as though the universe is sending me so so many messages. This was the exact moment that I needed this reminder. Thank you for how supportive you were!

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