MOMENT IN TIME
It has been 378 months since my tongue first became twisted, mixing these verses up to rhyme;
It has now been 11,519 days since life gave me my gift, a single moment in time.
33 weeks ago an earthquake shook Japan, so strong it brought a nation to its knees;
It has been 235 days now, since the land was swallowed, left drowning under the seas.
It has been 3,650 days since the skylines changed, shattering dreams beyond repair;
It has now been 87,600 hours, since the worlds eyes were stuck glued on one city, with a silent unblinking stare.
Time can also reunite nations, as nearly 22 years ago the Berlin Wall fell, that’s 8,030 sunrises, almost to the day;
But time moved on, rains fell, washing a violent history away.
It was 348 months ago E.T lifted a glowing finger to the silver screens, needing to phone home;
Just 168 weeks earlier, Michael Jackson sung to the world, just “leave me alone”.
440 months ago heaven had a vacancy for an angel, so they employed my Nan;
It was about the same time in life, I acted more like a lost boy, and less like Peter Pan.
It’s now been 48 years since the grassy knoll shot J.F.K;
22,236 weeks have passed, since Frank Sinatra first belted out “My Way”.
We all have our own moment in time, it was 1,512 weeks ago that my very first wish came true;
It has now only been 7 minutes, 15 seconds, since I started writing this letter for you.
In 24 hours time a new day will leave today in the past, you have your moment, whilst I am busy writing mine;
Our history will never repeat itself, as we are only ever here, for just a single moment in time.
BARRY MOWLES ©2011