What tense are in you in?
Do you have? Have you had?
Was it ever so good? Is it ever so bad?
What tense are you in
Where you are? Where you were?
Was it nice? Is it right? Was it him? Is it her?
What tense are you in?
Can you think–Have you thought
That the feelings you feel are still felt from the heart?
What tense are you in?
I have, had, and will keep
A love for you there that is present and deep
What a beauty VW am always in between had and have but when it comes to the loved ones I always will and i have
its a beautiful poem 🙂
So often we live in the past or the future, sometimes missing what is here in the present. Love is always present, even when we can only see the past 🙂
I’m going to be asking myself this all day. What tense am I in?
Haha I asked myself that as I wrote it. How do I see things? Do I prefer now or before? Or perhaps something yet to come. My conclusion is there is only now and the rest is largely unnecessary to consider
Very zen of you. I am working on my now. I am
I find myself often being reminded that tomorrow becomes today and when it does today becomes yesterday and the only one of the three you can truly effect is today. If you have any living to do, it must be done today, for it is the only day you have to live
The last two lines are a perfect way to end this poem. Absolutely beautiful and thought provoking. It makes me smile all over to read this. Your way with words is still out of this world amazing.
And you are still far too generous. Thank you, Lydia I am grateful for your support 🙂
I truely hope it encourages and supports you! You deserve it for all you have brought to my eyes.
I appreciate that 🙂
What a great poem, very well written, I love it 🙂
Thank you kindly, Autumn
**I have, had, and will keep
A love for you there that is present and deep**
And I loved reading your comments about the “present”, I am working hard on being there. 🙂
I am as well. Thank you!
What an interesting play with words….You got me thinking about where, when, why, have and had now. You’re very clever…Great poem, VW.
Thank you, Deb!
Real love has no “tense”, does it. This very effective poem here today reminds us of the endless nature of love in its purest form. Thank you.
If love is perfect then it never begins or ends really, like God. Perhaps it is just that we must pursue it and stay in it rather than worry about making it or losing it
Nicely written luv it…
Thank you Zahir!
😀 thank you willow
reflections that make you think… simply and beautifully written
I appreciate your thoughts LadyT!
I love this,VW – and using “Tense” as a title gives it even more layers. A thought provoking poem… gives one pause (or it “gave”… and it is giving……..)
Haha I hope it is a gift that keeps giving, has given, and will give. 🙂
Oh I quite Like This! Very original way of relating it to grammatical tense!!! I hadn’t thought of that before, and love it when poets show me a new view. Thanks God bless you today.
🙂 I love finding new views! Thank you for the kind words!
Can one truly relax an any tense at all?
Perhaps not. We are always tense in some way
Future tense, lol… or perhaps, present continuous 😀
At least you are not living in the past. But that is truly a misnomer since it is really quite impossible 🙂