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The Dance of Time

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The Dance of Time

     The whirling hands of the clock 
won't stop  for you and me 
All we can do is watch and hope
Before the tidal wave 
   of the years 
washes our sand castles away 
  The dance of time 
   which we have no control
We are all trapped within it
like marionettes we move 
and play various games 
  As the years rush by 
  and our mortal bodies 
We reach for the brass ring 
but it eludes us 
    and knowing that night will 
soon be upon us 
We light our candles 
and pray

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  1. Date: 1/19/2014 12:55:00 PM
    Time dancing............ sometimes difficult to follow and make the right step.. In awe Dutch greetings Élly

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 3:19:00 PM
    Love that line about thee sandcastles being washed away. Seems father time rules us and we have nothing to say about it. Great verse!

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 3:45:00 PM
    Nice metaphorical descriptiveness in this entry. This is an impressive write.

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 3:33:00 PM
    "washes our sand castles away" love this phrase, my friend! Nicely written piece! Kudos... Jack

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 1:15:00 PM
    I am so happy to have time to read some wonderful poetry today. Glad yours was one of the pieces I was able to read Matthew. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 7:25:00 AM
    Matthew, enjoyed your interpretation here, especially the ending :)

  1. Date: 9/4/2012 11:28:00 PM
    well, you did dance of time while I did dances of life. I love the way you took yours to time. This is really nice!!