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Time, Take Me Away

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Time, Take Me Away

Peering out my bedroom window, 
alarm clock's beeping time away. 
although the hour's ticking on 
time has stopped; forever gone... 

a burning torch has lit the sky 
field mice toil through cedar pine 
a parrot tidies up her nest 
hatchlings clamor at her breast. 

In my mind, I've drifted off 
to places where "old" time can't go. 
I daydream here and stay a spell 
however long, I could not tell... 

enshrouded in a cloud of dust, 
streetlamps warm sand flies. 
rain clouds slip behind the moon. 
tree frogs croak in tune. 

I can't remember where I went 
or how long I'd been gone. 
but here, I'll linger knowing I'm 
just fond of wasting time... 

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  1. Date: 12/11/2009 12:32:00 PM
    Been quite a while since you've posted here Celeste ... hope you are doing well and have a wonderful holiday and that 2010 is the best year yet ... smile ... come back soon with more great writing!!

  1. Date: 10/24/2009 10:42:00 AM
    Repeating what I said in September ... smile ... its been awhile since you posted here at the Soup ... hope you return soon with more of your outstanding writing !!

  1. Date: 9/19/2009 10:20:00 AM
    Sometimes I have a hard time finding adjective to describe how I find a poem ... this one is just too incredible ... a keeper for sure! I've added it to my favorites. You are a wonderful writer, Celeste and thanks for being at the Soup!!

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 12:05:00 PM
    your one of my favorites. excelent. if you do any of mine let it be "the blank page". John Henry Loving III

  1. Date: 8/9/2009 11:59:00 AM
    It is Sunday afternoon here and I am so happy to share this time reading your fantastic poetry Celeste. Love, Carol