"That which does no earthly good cannot be heavenly minded." R. Rivera

Saturday, March 24, 2012


By Ruben Rivera
24 March 2012

Today we long for tomorrow.
Tomorrow we long for the past.
One disregards time is borrowed.
The other that time will not last

When did we ruin time travel?
When did the future become 
supreme, synonymous with progress,
and that synonymous with better, 
and that synonymous with 
ever upward, ever more, evermore,
at warp speed, make it so?
We are time travelers, yes. In a
mirror, through spanning telescope,
through books and bones and
rings and bits of memories, the
remains of our actions still ripping
through time and space, flesh and
bone and all the chains of being. 
A nano second, a billion years, 
the past alone is our portal, the past
alone is teacher and guide. 
when did we become futuristic time 
travelers who don't know how to pack?


Palomasea said...

Dear Ruben,
I am so glad to see you writing here again! This is a wonderful piece, so true. Anita and I were just discussing the role of technology, and how humanity may be losing its way in our "warp speed" world.
Beautifully written, dear friend. Thank you!
And thanks so much for visiting...I'm looking forward to reading your answers, thank you for playing!
A marvelous, creative weekend to you and Anita,
- Irina

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

This is a beautifully written piece, Ruben. It is so true that we should embrace the present and treasure the past. God will take care of our future.
Have a wonderful weekend, my friend,
~ Wendi ~

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

As always, I am completely in awe of your work. Another Ruben Rivera masterpiece! :)
Try not to fall off your chair (it's only been weeks since I've been promisig this!) but your package is on its way! I sincerely hope you like it and "understand" why I sent it. :)
So wonderful to see you posting again.
I know what it's like not to have a moment of peace these days....
Beautiful poem...but I wouldn't expect anything less. :)

helen tilston said...

Hello Ruben

This is a beautiful poem and your closing line asks a very powerful question.

Thank you for sharing

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Ruben
Beautiful poem... So very true... I believe we should all savor each moment and do our best not to rush through life.. Things change with the blink of an eye, we all need to slow down and enjoy the moment. I love this poem Ruben, especially the last line... So good to see you back.. You have been missed here.
Thank you so much for your visit and most thoughtful words..
Love and blessings,

wendy said...

You WROTE THAT. WOW....amazing. What talented writers you and Anita are.
That first paragraph certainly resounded with me...that seems to be me in a nutshell often times.

and I LOVE the part "the remains of our actions still ripping through time and space".
That is powerful. My mind is still absorbing that. We need to be smarter in our choices, deeper in their intent, purer in their meaning.
Darn it....Just pack better!!!!
Thanks Ruben.

Rayanne said...

Thanks Ruben for stopping by! Yes, I too love that saying. It's from an unknown author, so I grabbed it.
Enjoyed reading your blog, following along now, so I'm looking forward to more of your writings! Have a great day!