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Time -part 2-

Even then though—you ask how!
How can she not return the hatred!
But we humans cannot think so beyond
To even dare comprehend the mystery sentiments she possesses
Surrounding her are twelve unattainable senses
That we only know from a single mind’s imagination
Like space she is enigma
And she will wander there without any question
Her senses are twelve sojourners that never tire
Watching with melodious eyes
Some see darkness and some see light
And none are ever affected by the garish dark
Or even the furious bright
Only Time can tell
What the multiple futures hold
But she is patient and silent
Speaking for all of our burning minds
Anger often burns our sides
For we do not want her silent comfort
Her hints seer us and overbear us
Were it be truth we would see it as deceit 
Were it deceit we would at last find her a flaw
We want everything now
And for that we suffer
And she is confused by our abhorrence
But she is intelligent, brave and belligerent 
And she cuts no slack
She will give none back
But in forwardness she is abundantly generous
Feeding us futures of hope
Her thanksgiving is art to those at death’s door
Those that make it in the uncertainty of night’s long abode
Some think her cruel to have them live on
But she had no choice in the matter
She is merely a vigilante
And in that vision—a humble giver
Time sees the rulers of this world
And smiles as she sees them go
May you not think her cruel to smile
To think that she thinks us inferior 
For it isn’t so!

Time is on our side
But we are ever against her
Ever against her
(note: This was meant to be one full poem, but I could not fit it on one page. Thank you kindly for reading)

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  1. Date: 9/8/2014 11:24:00 PM
    I think Time wants to be loved...but as you say Laura, she is brave, intelligent, belligerent, and generous. Time, like a good woman, is a blessing. I will never look at Time the same way, she's become so beautiful through you...Justin. A FAV!

  1. Date: 10/31/2013 6:48:00 PM
    Time...closeted and cloistered in the mind of men. What is it but a whisper of memories. I really liked how you described your perception of time. Well done. Allan

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 3:39:00 PM
    Time can be an interesting thing and how so true time is subjugated to the hatred of man. Time gives us opportunities again and again and yet many are blind and oblivious to such opportunities. Lovely piece as always my dear friend. --Becca

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 7:19:00 PM
    Alas I read it now. Time is on our side. The most precious gift we have is time. Don't let anyone waist it. The traveling hands of time never stop and she is benign. Beautiful and powerful. Thank you for sweeping me away. Kilmer

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 6:06:00 PM
    Your welcome! You're making me think here. Time is on our side because she helps us make the most of our lives and not waste our being. Time also helps us leave when we must. You have a feel for the laws of nature that is very pleasant and agreeable. So, we don't have to rush time, but take in the beauty and relationships that are right here in front of us. I am feeling so honored to be able to read and respond to your work. Thanks for all of it!