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Cyclical Progressions

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Cyclical Progressions

The wind waits for no man,
Nor tarries on steps of his fortune.
The tax man equates his ledger,
Ever wary of time that brings him none.
Great cities multiply and refuse to listen,
As pushcarts, filled with hubris,
Paint the sky with longlived hope for 
There, above the laws written by man,
Unicorns, resplendant in ivory coats,
Wait patiently for seasons to bear fruit.
At last, as soldiers march into battle,
God protects what man cannot see.
And all the righteous must abide,
'Till winds once more, 



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  1. Date: 2/6/2014 7:19:00 PM
    Great imagery, James. Amazing metaphors, with so much meaning!! Enjoyable overall. Check out some of my new poems, similar free verse writing style. Peace.

  1. Date: 1/30/2014 9:23:00 PM
    The strength to carry on, no matter what. Resilient wind... Jim, you are one of a kind. You can not duplicate this kind of wisdom!!

  1. Date: 1/24/2014 6:41:00 PM
    I will have to read this one a few times to fully appreciate it. You have packed a small poem with lots of images.

  1. Date: 1/24/2014 3:55:00 PM
    What a great poem. Its nice reading your piece once again. Keep on writing please.

  1. Date: 1/24/2014 11:01:00 AM
    Very introspective work that you have penned here..I am glad that I dropped by to read this one..Sara

  1. Date: 1/22/2014 9:45:00 PM
    Holy damn, sir. The layered thoughts are riddled with such uncertainties, yet a need to overcome it all. Fantastic job!