Not enough time

Too much to do, so much undone,
Not enough time.
Want it all, to have it all,
Not enough time.

Gallop here, race there,
Not enough time.
Rush around, never stopping,
Not enough time.

Half done, a rubbish job,
Not enough time.
Never finished, rarely complete,
Not enough time.

Anxious and worried,
Not enough time.
Less than perfection,
Not enough time.

Give my all, give everything,
Not enough time.
Work so hard, constantly strive,
Not enough time.

Do my best, be the best,
Not enough time.
Expectations high, unrealistically so,
Not enough time.

Something must give,
Something must go.
But just what that is
I do not know.

Love my life,
Love everything that’s mine.
Want it all, but there’s,
Not enough time.

Prose for Thought

18 Comments on Not enough time

  1. maddy@writingbubble
    January 9, 2014 at 1:41 pm (3 years ago)

    I suspect all mums can identify with this – I certainly can! I guess the answer is to accept we can’t be perfect and can’t do everything but make sure we DO have time for our kids which is the most important thing. Easier said than done though when there is so much to do!

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    • instinctivemum
      January 12, 2014 at 2:56 pm (3 years ago)

      Definitely easier said than done for sure! And you’re right, spending time with my children is the main thing!

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  2. blueberetmum
    January 9, 2014 at 5:20 pm (3 years ago)

    Yeah…I have grumpily accepted that I will never have enough time to do everything I want so nowadays I go with the flow and prioritise accordingly…It wasn’t easy.

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    • instinctivemum
      January 12, 2014 at 2:55 pm (3 years ago)

      Prioritise…maybe that’s what I need to do?!

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    • instinctivemum
      January 12, 2014 at 2:54 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh I feel your pain x

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  3. Wicked World of Lucas
    January 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm (3 years ago)

    You’ve taken the words right out of my mouth here. This is brilliant and really identified with this. Freat poem #prose4t

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    • instinctivemum
      January 12, 2014 at 2:54 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you…am amazed I had time to write it! 😉

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  4. Mumaleary
    January 10, 2014 at 8:15 pm (3 years ago)

    You are telling me!!! I need to stop time for everyone else so I can catch up with everything!! Never going to happen so I need to recognise and accept I think!

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    • instinctivemum
      January 12, 2014 at 2:54 pm (3 years ago)

      Hmmm acceptance, I always find this part difficult lol!

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  5. Mayfair Mum
    January 10, 2014 at 11:39 pm (3 years ago)

    Funny how ths applies whichever side of the fence we sit on/straddle! Thought provoking words. We all need to try to do less don’t we?

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    • instinctivemum
      January 12, 2014 at 2:53 pm (3 years ago)

      Easier said than done though isn’t it?! 😉

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  6. WallyMummy
    January 13, 2014 at 9:32 pm (3 years ago)

    Yes, yes, yes…. nods, nods, nods… truthful words 😉 xxx

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    • instinctivemum
      February 19, 2014 at 3:02 pm (3 years ago)

      Many can identify I’m sure! xx

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  7. Victoria Welton (@VicWelton)
    January 15, 2014 at 4:12 pm (3 years ago)

    Are you inside my head?! This is EXACTLY me!! I love it – so great to see you lovely lady. Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought x

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    • instinctivemum
      February 19, 2014 at 3:02 pm (3 years ago)

      Haha how freaky would it be if I were inside your head?! Pleasure as always x

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  8. littlemisssdc
    January 15, 2014 at 4:57 pm (3 years ago)

    This is me pretty much every day, but I know one day the merry-go-round will stop and I will crave the hectic-mess which is my life.
    Thank you for sharing.
    x

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    • instinctivemum
      February 19, 2014 at 3:01 pm (3 years ago)

      Yes whenever it is quiet here (rarely!) I find myself imagining all of the noise and craziness and craving it lol!

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