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Defining Time

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Defining Time

We are all children held tight in the arms of time
As it passes we must learn to grow and then read the sign

Eventually time becomes master to us all
For one-day father time will be making his final call

Wrinkles come with wisdom we earn over the years
They glorify our laughter and they signify our tears

Time is the one thing that can break down the most vain
They say time has the ability to heal any pain

Time is forever it is as vast as the sky
You will never defeat time no matter how hard you try

Spend your life living and cherishing the time you have got
Because one day your time on earth will end, like it or not

These final words that I pen are the swish of my sword
Time is a living entity we all know as the Lord 


For Brian's contest

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  1. Date: 3/2/2010 10:27:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Brian's contest Michael. Sorry I am late with the comment. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/27/2010 8:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in this contest, Michael! Best wishes, Caroline.

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 7:10:00 PM
    Congrats on your win in Brians contest with this wonderful and amazing poem.... Constance

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 6:11:00 PM
    Ill bet it feels great to be a winner( again!) Wonderful job. Hope all is going well for you. BG

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 3:45:00 PM
    What great lines Michael....."Wrinkles come with wisdom we earn over the years They glorify our laughter and they signify our tears" If only some knew that if you are busy fighting time you can't enjoy it. A wonderful win for you. . Congratulations! Blessings, Connie

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 3:06:00 PM
    Love this one from you and congratulations, Michael!

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 1:50:00 PM
    My congratulations, MJ on this insightful write! A worthy entry for Brian's contest. Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 8:07:00 AM
    Another beauty from my neighbor in poetry! Great writing from you once again, Michael! Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 6:06:00 AM
    Sorry Michael .. congrats on your second place win .. mine is third.. Brian had two winners each for 2nd and 3rd.. still a wonderful honor.. luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 6:05:00 AM
    Congrats Michael on your third place win in Brian's contest.. what an honor for me to be sharing third place with someone so special as u Michael.. a wonderful win for a wonderful winning poet.. enjoy this victory.. blessings..with luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 5:11:00 AM
    Michael, You deserve bravos and drum rolls! You placed 3rd in the winners’ circle with you creative entry in the Poetry Soup member contest, POULTER'S MEASURE Sponsored by: Brian Strand Well done! My favorite line is Time is the one thing that can break down the most vain. Good work here, Michael!Smiles, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 1:30:00 AM
    Congratulations Micheal. I enjoyed reading this well written work..Time is something that is given to us all, we should learn to make the best use of it...Margaret

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 12:14:00 AM
    Congrats on you success in my contest Michael.Rgds Brian.My latest contest TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY is now open.

  1. Date: 2/20/2010 3:28:00 PM
    wow, I think you did a really good one for the contest. Time is a topic I often write on, Michael. It just kills me how fast it goes the older I get. Good luck. I hope you make the list. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 2/20/2010 12:37:00 AM
    Thank you for supporting my contest Michael.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 2/19/2010 7:17:00 PM
    Great write for the contest, truly awesome, best of luck.. Constance

  1. Date: 2/19/2010 4:43:00 PM
    Wonderful inspirational poem...enjoyed...good luck in the contest....Marty