The Time Thief

The Time Thief.
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He comes.  Without warning, announcement, design.

He steals into my now, taking that which was mine.

He blinds me with nothingness, transports me away.

Away from the now where my body does stay.


It stays, seems to function, for all that I know?

Or does it shut down or time itself go?

Did I slip through a matrix but never arrive?

Am I dead, am I dormant? I must still be alive.


I know not his purpose this time taking thief

and as for effects, I find no relief.

Can’t say that I gained or suffered at all

I just wonder what happened and feel like a fool.


Did time itself burp or jar from its path?

Does Time Thief sit watching, just having a laugh?

Or experiment upon me in ways oh so cruel,

that leave no real sign and that I just don’t recall?


Oh I know it sounds crazy, to paranoia I’m inclined.

So I rationalize it out with good part of mind.

But that doesn’t change or alter at all.

What happens to me,this sad simple fool.


When he comes without warning, announcement, design.

and steals into my now, taking that which was mine.

and blinds me with nothingness, transports me away.

Away from the now as my mind does decay.

©Kevin A. Deane – October 2011.

Originally posted on my mental health blog/site along with the following comment…

I have decided ( since Shakespeare maintained that, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women simply players”) that I will try and analyze or at least describe the different facets of my mental health by giving them personas.

This first one (possibly of many or of few or of none depending on whether or not I remember that I started this) is intended to describe what happens and how I feel afterwards when I suddenly realise that I have lost or at least misplaced a great chunk of time from the day.  Those times when I just seem to zone out.  I am also going to record this in my poetry blog – Deep From Within

By boldkevin Posted in Christ

3 comments on “The Time Thief

  1. An enlightening glimpse into what you deal with. I have not known many who deal with the illnesses you do, and those I have met are not as open or, I believe, as articulate and aware of what is happening as you.
    Great piece of writing, as usual 🙂 Look forward to learning more and “meeting” these personas you spoke of.
    1 Samuel 2:6-10

    6 “The LORD brings death and makes alive;
    he brings down to the grave and raises up.
    7 The LORD sends poverty and wealth;
    he humbles and he exalts.
    8 He raises the poor from the dust
    and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
    he seats them with princes
    and has them inherit a throne of honor.

    “For the foundations of the earth are the LORD’s;
    on them he has set the world.
    9 He will guard the feet of his faithful servants,
    but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness.

    “It is not by strength that one prevails;
    10 those who oppose the LORD will be broken.
    The Most High will thunder from heaven;
    the LORD will judge the ends of the earth.

    “He will give strength to his king
    and exalt the horn of his anointed.”

    With Love,
    Your daughter

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