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30 seconds late…

I wonder if life were just 30 seconds late
How different would have been our fate

I met this guy at the bar with a beer in his hand
Talking to himself, feeling a little sad
30 seconds more he says to say a final good bye
To see her face for the one last time
30 seconds more to tell her how much i love her
May be then she would have been mine
There nothing else that i can do anymore
All I can wish for is just a 30 seconds more

The other day I was walking by the sea,
I saw an old man sitting all sad and lonely
I went up to him and asked him what’s up
With a sad and gloomy face he looked up
30 seconds more he says is all I wish I had
To tell him how proud I was to be his dad
Now I just sit here looking at the sea, calm and mild
Remembering the days, when he was my little child
There is nothing else I can do anymore
All I wish for is just a 30 seconds more

The other day I sat by myself
Thinking about old times, about an old friend
30 seconds more I wish she’d left a little late
She wouldn’t have met her horrible fate
30 seconds more I wish the car had slowed down
May be we would have that sweet smile still around
But there is nothing else I can do anymore
All i can wish for is just 30 seconds more

30 seconds more to tell someone how much you care
30 seconds more to tell someone you will always be there
30 seconds more to cross the finishing line
30 seconds more to taste the glory for just one last time
30 seconds more to hear your inner voice,
30 seconds more we always have a choice

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Tavish is the administrator and founder of Sensible Bakwas. He is a software engineer by profession and a writer by passion. In case you want to get in touch with him, he is an email away at tavish.chadha@gmail.com. Hope you enjoy your time here. Do leave your feedback in the comment section here.

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48 Responses to "30 seconds late…"

  1. Shahid says:

    Not a better way to say to make use of what you have…very well said Tavish…all we need in life is those extra 30 seconds…

    Shahid

  2. Tavish Chadha says:

    Thanks for the comments Shahid… :)

  3. Rajlakshmi says:

    well written… we always wish for more time only after a loss…

  4. Tavish Chadha says:

    Thanks Rajlakshmi… yeah its true we never respect what we have until its gone… it just takes 30 seconds more to do the simplest things in life that we all take for granted…

    Thanks for those comments… :)

  5. Magali says:

    Beautiful poem. Makes up keep thinking of all te things that could have been, if only we had a little more time.

  6. Oxymoron says:

    as they say in life we only regret about things we didn't do….you nicely expressed it in your poem…

  7. Tavish Chadha says:

    @Magali: yup thats true… thanks for the comments

  8. Tavish Chadha says:

    @oxymoron: yup thats true… a few seconds could make all the difference…thanks for the comments

  9. megzone says:

    aawww….maaannn… goooddd onee..
    loved it…bloody brilliant rather…
    just 30 seconds can change your life..

  10. Tavish Chadha says:

    Thanks Meghana… that's been the most flattering comment so far!! :)

  11. Naveen says:

    luvly poem Taveesh!! I was actly hopin it wud go on a bit further….:-)

  12. Tavish Chadha says:

    Thanks allot naveen… a bit longer haan? When I read it too mom she felt it was a little too long!!! hehehe

    anyways am really glad u liked it!! :)

    Cheers!

  13. Tripat "Prerna" says:

    ur post makes me realize that not every minute but every second is important..nd we should value each moment of life…
    so invigorating..
    loved it!

  14. Tavish Chadha says:

    Thanks allot Prerna… am glad u liked it! :)

  15. Chetan says:

    oh great
    very nicely wrtten

  16. Tavish Chadha says:

    Thanks Chetan! :)
    welcome to my blog!!

  17. Tarun Mitra says:

    "The other day I sat by myself
    Thinking about old times, about an old friend
    30 seconds more I wish she’d left a little late
    She wouldn’t have met her horrible fate
    30 seconds more I wish the car had slowed down
    May be we would have that sweet smile still around
    But there is nothing else I can do anymore
    All i can wish for is just 30 seconds more"

    Wonderful poetry keep up the good work

  18. Tavish Chadha says:

    Thanks Tarun… The para u quoted was how the poem actually started… as a dedication for a frnd… the other stuff was added a little later… am glad u liked it… welcome to my blog :)

  19. Dagny Taggart says:

    hmmmm…this one got me thinking dude…speechless…simple, vivid, precise, profound and very deep…Awesome! :)

  20. Tavish Chadha says:

    Thanks Dagny for those lovely comments… am glad that u liked it :)

  21. Shilpa Garg says:

    Beautiful and Inspirational!! :)
    Cheers :)

  22. Tavish Chadha says:

    Thanks Shilpa… am glad u liked it! :)

  23. Raj says:

    Every time I stop reading it, I say to myself, "30 seconds more I should read it."

  24. Tavish Chadha says:

    wow! Thats a a really sweet comment Raj… Thanks!! :D

  25. Sushmita says:

    Touching.. Oops.. I wrote it in 30 seconds :)

  26. Tavish Chadha says:

    hehe thanks Sushmita

  27. Diwakar Sinha says:

    beautiful! and so meaningful..very well said.

  28. Tavish Chadha says:

    Thank you Diwakar for those comments and welcome to the blog! :)

  29. Neha says:

    Tavish (I have got it right), this was well written and expressed.. :)

  30. Tavish Chadha says:

    hehe thanks neha… for both, getting the correct name and your comments. This is probably ur first comment here… so welcome to the blog!!!

  31. Chatterbox says:

    It's my first visit to your blog Tavish and I am simply enjoying myself at your blog.

    Loved the powerful expressions and the beautiful way you worded it all.

    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers!!

  32. Tavish Chadha says:

    Hey thanks for those lovely comments 'chatrerbox'… welcome to the blog! :)

  33. Yemiledu says:

    Hey loved it Tavish!!!!
    REally loved it!

    The last stanza….I almost by hearted!
    Awesome work dude!
    Kudos!!

  34. Tavish Chadha says:

    aaha there you are… long time no see…
    am glad u liked it and thanks for those flattering comments!! :)

  35. Shas says:

    Well-written Tavish.
    It reminded me of the times when even i had felt that i could rewind the clock.

    Keep it up!!

  36. Tavish Chadha says:

    Thanks allot Shas for those comments. :)

  37. Tanmaya says:

    Good poetry there… liked it..

  38. Tavish Chadha says:

    Thanks allot Tanmaya… am glad u liked it :)

  39. KRN says:

    Hey Tavish.. just started reading ur blog.. a good poem this one..The sense n direction was bang on.. but may be, just as a suggestion, do not focus on the rhyming scheme.. hallmark of Keats,Milton was feel & essence !!

  40. Tavish Chadha says:

    KRN
    Thanks man. I am glad you liked it. Yup I was thinking of the same thing… i have been really concentrating on the rhyming scheme… prob yes will try not concentrating on it the next time…
    Thanks for the comments and lovely suggestions…

    Welcome to the blog! :)

  41. Guria says:

    WOW!!!
    This one needs nothing else!! Stupefied!

  42. Tavish Chadha says:

    Guria
    Thanks allot buddy! These comments from bloggers like you really mean allot! :)

  43. Shruti says:

    Stupendous!
    *clap* *clap* *clap*
    BOWS for this amazing poetry :)
    30 seconds can change anything

  44. Tavish Chadha says:

    Shruti
    Thank you Shruti… welcome back to sensible Bakwas. Am so glad you liked it and those were some really flattering comments… dont spoil me so much!!… nah was just kidding u can do it as much as you like hehehe

  45. Richa Sharma says:

    You said it!!!
    And it couldnt have been said in a more beautiful way. Lovely composition!!

    Great going :)

  46. Harini says:

    Very very well written. 30 secs can change a lot of things but unfortunately time is very cruel.

  47. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Richa
    Thanks allot Richa…

    Harini
    yup time is one hell of a cruel thing… thanks for the comments…

  48. Ankit says:

    My friend awesomely written…..but get married and den u will have whole life to stay wid ur wife….den tell me do u still want 30 secs more???

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