Poem – Moment by Moment

Hey there! I hope you all are enjoying these last few days of summer. Because yes, despite what every store’s current décor might be trying to tell you, fall does not begin for another 26 hours. So enjoy summer while it lasts! 😉

Today I’ve got another poem to share with you. Man, this blog might as well just be a poetry blog at this rate… All I’m putting up is poetry! But then poetry is really all I’m writing these days. So poetry is what you’re going to get! 😀 I hope you don’t mind… I’ll try and get some variety added in, but that may take a few weeks depending on my busyness.


“It was the best of times,

It was the worst of times…”

He told me and it rang true in my ears.

You see,

I don’t remember pleasure without some pain mixed in –

Shadows amidst the shimmer of life,

Or perhaps more accurately

A glimmer of light amidst the darkness.

The sublime fear of what comes next melting into

A split second of exquisite joy as we live in the moment.


Live in the moment – is that all life is for?

Moments that slip by like beads on a rosary and then with a whisper

Fade into the shadow of memory…

Ah yes

It was the best of times –

With golden sunshine and bare feet and spiced fir trees standing like sentinels against the blue of summer.

And it was the worst of times –

With moments fading into memory as tears glazed the glass and wind shook the trees until they bowed in obeisance.

If I’m living for these moments, then ultimately

I’m only living for the memories

Which fade into



“It was the best of times,

It was the worst of times.”

You must live moment by moment until they all fade away…

And yet the memories still carry a faint tang of spice and sweetness

Along with the sharp, metallic scent of sorrow.


I’d love to hear your thoughts on this poem! Also, would you prefer more varied posts on this blog, or are you happy with the constant poetry?… Let me know in the comments! 

Author: Hannah

Jesus follower. writer. bibliophile. dreamer.

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