14 Short Poems about Time
Good for the New Year
and All Year 'Round !!!

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Here are 14 short poems about time.

We all need reminders of the value of time.

The New Year is an important opportunity to reflect on this.

The old year goes out, the New Year comes in, and meanwhile, time keeps flying by!

For information about permission to use these poems, check out the Poem Terms and Conditions.

182. It's about Time

     by Paul Berchtold, October, 2011

Whether you're rich or in great need,
Time marches on at the same speed.
Whether you're hot, or very cold,
Time keeps going, we all get old.

Whether you're smart, or have a lack,
Time goes forward and never back,
Whether you're tired or wide awake,
Time slips on by, no noise to make.

Whether you're scared, or very brave,
Time comes in units you cannot save.
Whether in health, or ready to die,
Time keeps ticking right on by.

Whether you lead, or simply serve,
Time is a gift we don't deserve.
Whether you waste or wisely use,
We don't have any time to lose!

185. Passing By

     by Paul Berchtold, October, 2011

Out walks old year, crippled, maybe,
In crawls new year, fresh as baby,
The calendar starts over,
Fresh as new clover,
1,2, 3, and letters A, B.

186. Sudden Encounter

     by Paul Berchtold, October, 2011

Old Year goes out, hopefully wise,
New Year comes in, fresh to the eyes,
Old Year goes walking,
New Year comes talking,
It happens suddenly. Surprise!

187. Time will Tell on You!

     by Paul Berchtold, October, 2011

Old year has wise but wrinkled flesh,
The new year has promises fresh,
So use it well,
Or time will tell,
How you'll get yourself in a mesh!

188. New Year's Announcement

     by Paul Berchtold, October, 2011

This poem rhymes, the choir sings,
The clock towers chimes, the bell rings,
From highest steeple
To all the people.
Happy New Year! Time flies with wings!

189. Questions and Answers

     by Paul Berchtold, October, 2011

New Years is time to stop and ask,
How you are doing in each task.
Are you a real star,
Shining near and far,
Or do you hide behind a mask?

Time is so short. Time flies on by.
You're born, and live, and then will die,
It's how you live,
And what you give,
Doing good is the best reply.

190. A New Beginning

     by Paul Berchtold, October, 2011

This year, I've been thinking of late,
Has seen lot's of junk on my plate,
There's so much to edit,
To God be the credit,
He's given me a brand new slate.

191. Make Up Time

     by Paul Berchtold, October, 2011

God I'm sorry for my offense,
I want a new life to commence,
Please forgive,
The way I live,
My sins have cost you great expense.

I find I'm in the sinner's place.
I'm not worthy to see your face,
I'm so remiss,
In great abyss,
Thank you for your restoring grace.

192. Little by Little

     by Paul Berchtold, October, 2011

Fidget, digit, not now, later,
Little things soon make a crater,
Odds and ends, distractions small,
Someday the whole tree will fall.

Little critters fritter away,
Seconds, minutes, hours each day,
Quick the years go flying past,
What's done for God alone will last.

193. Making and Keeping a Good Resolution

     by Paul Berchtold, October, 2011

During New Year's celebration,
Make your promise with great caution.
Asking God to know,
Where one ought to grow,
Can be quite a revelation.

Do you want a true solution?
Does your life need revolution?
Ask God for power,
In prayer each hour.
To keep your good resolution.

194. What to Do?

     by Paul Berchtold, October, 2011

Don't hide behind a silly mask,
Look ahead to many a task.
You can know what to do,
In the coming year new.
God can tell you. But you must ask!

195. The Great Exchange

     by Paul Berchtold, October, 2011

See on the clock the hands now change,
God with great care did time arrange,
For each one to best,
Come into his rest,
When time and hereafter exchange.

196. Countdown!

     by Paul Berchtold, October, 2011

1, 2, 3, 4,
Time goes flying past your door.
5, 6, 7, 8,
Time is not too soon or late.
9, 10, 11, 12
Ticks the clock up on the shelf.

10, 9, 8, no,
Time backwards does not flow.
7, 6, 5, 4,
The time that's left is less, not more,
3, 2, 1, zero,
When time ends, were you God's hero?

197. Wise Planning

     by Paul Berchtold, October, 2011

Take time to plan, every day,
How you will use and wisely spend,
The time we're given goes away,
Because our time on earth will end.

The earth and time keeps moving ground,
Be very careful to observe,
With God in mind and those around,
Look for ways how best to serve.


             Poems by Paul Berchtold
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You are welcome to use and share these short New Years poems, provided you follow the Poem Terms and Conditions.

More New Years Poems

I wrote some more poems for New Years Day along similar themes, that are a bit longer.

You might also enjoy some poems for New Years Eve as well.

I also wrote a short poem giving thanks for time.

Reflections on the Value of Time

New Years Day is a great time to appreciate the gift of time.

How fast it goes by! It always goes forward, not backwards - we get older, not younger.

Our time on earth will soon run out - even if we live to be very old. And once our time on earth is done, we can never redo it.

During the joyful celebrations of Christmas and New Year, we ought to take some time for reflection.

It's worth planning our time well. How we spend our time is so important for our family, friends, business, and most important, our eternal destiny.

Our eternity depends on how we die. We don't know when we will die, so we should always be prepared. Else we are very foolish indeed.

There's only heaven or hell after we die, and they are forever.

It all depends on how we live. There's a saying, "As you live, so shall you die."

Without Christ, we can do nothing. (John 15:5)

By God's help, all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26; Mark 9:23, 10:27; 14:36)

Especially in prayer, let's ask and thank God for blessings past, present and future.

That's what I hope these poems help us to do.

And by all means, you're welcome to invite others to visit here and get inspiration and encouragement today - and all year around!

God blesses every effort you make to spread his kingdom on earth.

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