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A Thousand Years From Now

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A Thousand Years From Now

For he who leans upon the ancient tree
In future’s shade, a thousand years from now
Will you engage a wrinkle in your brow
And ponder ore’ the death of fallen leaves?

Are we so not alike in fairness gained
Or time might choose to forge us enemy?
Would cloak, or hair, or skin, a different blend
Invite those eyes to shun away from me?

If first, those born, have greater weight to bear
Or yours, one day, the lift more heavy lot
Each step by step, we travel blind and torn
Do crossroads come the same or some are not?

Will one day find you leaning by a tree
And find a stone beneath the powdered dust
And wonder if it once belonged to me
To think it bone, or questions turned to rust?

Iambic Pentameter........By Carrie Richards

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  1. Date: 2/16/2015 2:40:00 AM
    Stupendous! I'm glad I checked on the winning poems list. In my favs now. :)

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 5:37:00 AM
    Perfection indeed…Sara

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 7:42:00 PM
    Hi Carrie, nice Metrical verse win... luv~Linda

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:27:00 AM
    I always sense a rare beauty and richness in your poems, Carrie!! They give me great pleasure when I read them. Reading this again and loving it even more... Congrats on your awesome win!!

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 11:42:00 PM
    Congratulations Carrie on a great poem and a great win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 10:13:00 PM
    Another excellent poem again from you my dear friend Carrie! Many hearty congratulations on your well-deserved super win! Hugs and Cheers! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 6:55:00 PM
    This one flows really well. It's nice read.

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 11:48:00 PM
    Congrats on winning first place in the contest, Carri

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:16:00 PM
    such a beautiful write ...your talent shines through in all your poems...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 9:13:00 PM
    Carrie, a nice little free verse poem :-) congratulations~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 8:32:00 PM
    Thanks for submitting it to my contest. This is a wonderful piece of poetry. Kim

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 9:56:00 AM
    I just stumbled onto your poem. It is an incredible write. It is absolutely wonderful.

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 1:44:00 PM
    congrats!!! nice poem :)

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 11:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "Metaphoric Time" contest Carrie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/17/2012 6:27:00 PM
    Holy Cow! I was not expecting to read a masterpiece in this winners list! : ) What a breathtaking flow! Exceptional! Congrats on your win, Carrie! Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/17/2012 4:21:00 PM
    CARRIE,;-) congratulations with your wonderful win in my contest~ take care and have yourself a wonderful Fathers Day,~ xox~PD

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 7:11:00 PM
    Wow. That is beautifully written. I enjoyed it. Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 1:28:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing with us this wonderful poem. Lucilla

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 9:53:00 AM
    A very interesting poem and worthy of a great win... You are truly gifted.

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 11:18:00 PM
    Sooo beautiful, Carrie. I can see why it won in the contest. You are a very talented writter. I feel so honored that you sent beautiful comments on my poems. Good luck on all contest you have pending! God Bless, Avis