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A Breath of Time

In youth we shared a breath of time
I cherish yet today.
The plans we made for life ahead
Would soon be underway.
The dreams we shared, those lofty dreams,
Were all within our reach;
As we both planned to sail away
To learn what time could teach.

Then time took on a quickened pace,
It hastened more and more.
Our hopes and dreams became the wings
To lift our hearts and soar.
When they took flight they carried us
Away from all we knew,
And in a fleeting breath of time
I sailed away from you.

I drifted aimless out to sea,
Alone and cast aside,
While everything I’d ever known
Was swallowed by the tide.
I rode the waves, withstood the storms
And cursed the loathsome cost.
I thought I’d wander evermore
Without the love I lost.

Then time allowed another chance
That cold and stormy night,
When I returned to captured scenes
Of whence we first took flight.
To see us there, embraced by time,
In moments fond and dear,
Rekindled embers of the bond
That haunted me each year.

We cannot know the yet to be,
The yesterdays slipped by;
But we can grow in love and hope
And by our faith we’ll fly.
So take my hand and join me now,
Let’s learn what God has willed;
For in this fleeting breath of time
Our dreams can be fulfilled.

Copyright © Jim Fish

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  1. Date: 2/12/2010 12:01:00 PM
    Jim, This is such an uplifting and heartfelt love story...and renewal. You have written it with great finesse. Thank you for sharing. Smiles, Dane Ann (soup mail)

  1. Date: 10/2/2009 11:50:00 AM
    Jim, congratulations on making the first round of the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 9/26/2009 3:37:00 PM
    Congratulations on beautiful poem making it through the first round! It is filled with such wonderful sentiment and so beautifully written. The best of luck to you in the finals! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 4:25:00 PM
    Just wanted to drop by and add--Congratulations on having three poems make it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 10:25:00 AM
    Hi Jim, Congrats on three poems making the first round in contest. They are all beautifully written. Take care Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 12:20:00 PM
    Wow Jim..3 poems going through.. congrats and good luck. BG

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 12:00:00 PM
    Jim, congratulations in getting past round one of the competition, good luck >> James

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 10:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on your 3 poems making it through the first round Jim.Wishing you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/4/2009 11:07:00 AM
    Love the poem. Second chances could be great. Sara

  1. Date: 6/28/2009 3:09:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured Jim>>James

  1. Date: 6/28/2009 4:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured

  1. Date: 6/25/2009 10:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week. May you have many more Jim. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/25/2009 9:59:00 AM
    Hey!!! A double feature. Congratulations again on the featuring of "A Breath of Time." Vince

  1. Date: 6/23/2009 1:35:00 PM
    Kudos on this poetry being featured this week. I love it. Keep on posting. Ernilando

  1. Date: 6/21/2009 11:43:00 PM
    Congrats on your feature poem this week Jim.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 6/21/2009 6:20:00 PM
    Interesting reflection. I really like message in the last stanza. Blessing to you for sharing it. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 6/20/2009 6:06:00 PM
    This is the third poem i have read, and its only just that i add you to my fav poet folder. You have a delightfull way of letting your words flow, many rivers would sruggle against your flow, just beautifull>>>James

  1. Date: 6/11/2009 3:21:00 PM
    What a wonderful hopeful piece, Jim! This is extraordinary because so many do not understand what they have lost until it is too late. You really seem to treasure all that you have, and that shows maturity, gratitude, and grace. Well done. Donna

  1. Date: 6/7/2009 11:11:00 AM

  1. Date: 6/1/2009 5:02:00 AM
    Breathtakingly beautiful. A journey well told. Welcome to PoetrySoup! Love, Shar