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Time My Enemy

Time has become my greatest enemy
It drags on, an infernal grating on the nerve
Like a broken muffler, dragging around the curve 
While my love and I starve for each other’s company

Until time surrenders, I wait my love with baited breath
Watching time, which I have confounded for going by so slowly
For that hour, that minute, that second, when you will be mine only
When I shall pledge my love to you forever, until death




For: Barbara Gorelick’s contest
Once Upon A “Time”




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  1. Date: 2/14/2011 1:19:00 PM
    I love this poem, so full of love, very nice~~

  1. Date: 12/24/2010 9:37:00 PM
    You think its you alone who have trouble with this guy, from the day I was born this guy been pursuing me relentlessly though it I did it nothing. I would put it on my bad list, but I am too afraid to mess with the big mystery ... sort of think this same guy did my mom and pops in. Yet let me encourage imn you that Dylan Thomas moment: rage!

  1. Date: 12/13/2010 3:57:00 PM
    thankxxx Joy for your kind words and warm and always welcome comments... appreciate the time u take to read my poetry my friend.. with luv..

  1. Date: 12/12/2010 7:54:00 AM
    This poem is one of my favorites of this contest...I love the line, 'a muffler dragging around the curve.....sooooo excellent!! And my grateful thanks for your kind comments, which are deeply appreciated. Well done and congratulations to you. Happy Holiday, Joy!

  1. Date: 12/10/2010 12:31:00 PM
    Congratulations on this well deserved win in the contest, Joy

  1. Date: 12/9/2010 10:04:00 AM
    It is the season to give thanks...I wish to thank you for your support and friendship this past year (2010) Joy. May you and yours have a wonderful Holiday Season and may the New Year (2011) bring you and yours good health, and may your hearts be overflowing with love and happiness. Love and blessings always, Carol

  1. Date: 12/8/2010 12:06:00 PM
    Warm congratulations on your fine win in Barb's Contest, Joy!! Blessings to you today and always! Much love, Audrey

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 5:01:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 1:38:00 PM
    great poem Joy. Congratulations on your win!~

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 8:05:00 AM
    Congratu;ations on your win, I think this poem is outstanding, you captured the essence of time perfectly~

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 6:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Joy in Barbara Gorelick's "Once Upon A Time" contest. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 12/6/2010 10:56:00 PM
    I see your won, dear. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 12/6/2010 9:51:00 PM
    i like the way the pacing of this piece goes with such languid, lovely imagery, joy!! wishing you the best in the contest and thanks for coming by my page.. i like!! warmest, nette

  1. Date: 12/6/2010 1:28:00 PM
    Hey Joy! Sorry, I'm kind of late in sending warm congratulations on your great 9th Place win in Barb's contest! I knew this was a winner the first time I read it! Of course, I was late in submiting mine. lol Yet, it was a fun contest..lots of thoughts about "old father Time" Great job! Lots of love, Audrey

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 10:24:00 PM
    Congratulations, Joy on your success for this contest. (^_^) Noel.

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 2:15:00 PM
    Congrats Joy on your wonderful win in BG's contest on Time with this special and intricate entry my friend... enjoy a top ten sweet victory tonight with luv..

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 11:37:00 AM
    This is so beautiful, Joy! Congratulations on your win. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 11:36:00 AM
    lovely entry, congrats on your win in the contest

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 11:29:00 AM
    Thank you for participating in my contest and for your success..BG

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 4:32:00 AM
    Good one for the contest reads like a winner to me..I am glad that I chose this one to read this morn..Good luck in the contest..I am glad that you enjoyed reading my "Honey My Love"..Sara

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