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Hands of Time

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Hands of Time

Life is a journey,find your mission,
Get up off that lazy ass you sit on,
The hands of time is ticking away,
Time to get working,unless you get pay to play,
What you are leaving to do tomorrow,
Do it from it can be done today,
Don't idle while your life ticks away,
Every tick a next second has passed,
Your sand is running out,in times' hour-glass,
Where do you want to be in life,upfront or last,
Will you fight try to win at all cost,
Or will you just roll over and die,another life lost,
Tick,tick,tick, life hammer driving a nail in your brain,
Will you rise to fame or will your life be lame,
If you die trying there is no shame ,
The shame is on those,who had no aim,
Don't lie to yourself to yourself be true,
The hands of time won't stop for you.... 

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  1. Date: 9/8/2012 9:30:00 AM
    amazing work Richard! thanks for telling me about it. i loved it -katie

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 9/8/2012 10:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you ,have a wonderful day Katie
  1. Date: 7/30/2012 9:58:00 AM
    Motivated write Richard! I want to upfront, just like you. Love this write : )

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/30/2012 11:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    walk along with me,lol,thanks Cecilia
  1. Date: 7/25/2012 4:04:00 PM
    Again Richard, expressive, great work. Enjoyed my stop with you today.

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/25/2012 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks for stopping by,welcome any time,lol,
  1. Date: 7/23/2012 4:13:00 PM
    My ass is fat cause I did just that. I blamed the past for what didn't last. The clock kept ticking, but the bell didn't ring. And the song's of today, I never do sing. No aim, no fame, no one to blame. In a pity me poor fools lonely game. I hear a bit of a reggae beat in your poem. We can never be reminded enough to embrace the moment. Keep on ticking. :)

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/23/2012 5:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Robert,love your comment add a few more lines,post it ,lol lol
  1. Date: 7/21/2012 6:52:00 AM
    Ah yes, there is much satisfaction in using time well. It is a precious thing to waste and your poem is a sharp reminder that it stops for no one. Super write with great message!

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/21/2012 12:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks much Elizabeth
  1. Date: 7/21/2012 12:49:00 AM
    Oh Richard so true so true, I do my best but I tell you CD's that stick on desks for a Year and emails ignored they all drive you ding bats! Oh Richard dear Richard, I don't the sand running out I've got far far too much to do!!! I am listening believe me I far too much to do!

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/21/2012 12:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Lissie,get going lol
  1. Date: 7/20/2012 4:26:00 AM
    Always ticking away.....live to day.....tomorrow never comes. - Well written Richard. - oxox love Anne-Lise

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/20/2012 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yep live today as if its your last,thanks Anne Lise
  1. Date: 7/19/2012 6:02:00 PM
    Way to rock the pen Richard! Love this poem :)

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/20/2012 5:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Jessica
  1. Date: 7/19/2012 4:33:00 PM
    Right on,Richard! We better make the best out of the short time we`re here on this ol`planet.Great message here:) Take Care,Arild

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/20/2012 5:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Arild
  1. Date: 7/19/2012 11:41:00 AM
    Great work..Yes, having goals set and sticking to them is a great way to reach life's objectives..Enjoyed reading your work..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/19/2012 2:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Sara
  1. Date: 7/19/2012 11:10:00 AM
    Very good life lesson you have written, Richard...Yes, time does go by too quickly and we definitely need to get up off our asses and get down to business! ...Keep up the good work - Tim

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/19/2012 2:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Tim
  1. Date: 7/19/2012 10:40:00 AM
    Richard, what a push! beautiful work, Guy. love reading your works. more is expected.

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/19/2012 11:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    a lot more,thanks Al
  1. Date: 7/18/2012 9:52:00 PM
    Wow you have given me a push to get of my ass..lol yes time is ticking never stopping never waiting, life is now & we all should be living it now! great write Richard :)

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/19/2012 11:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Kerry
  1. Date: 7/18/2012 9:03:00 PM
    Seems like you are giving someone a warning here. Intresting, didatic verse. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/19/2012 11:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    the whole world,thanks Matthew
  1. Date: 7/18/2012 3:39:00 PM
    this is very true my friend. one day our time will be up!

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/19/2012 10:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Karen
  1. Date: 7/18/2012 10:38:00 AM
    Hi Richard you did it agian perfect write my friend, my race is not long to the finish, I naever acheived my aims, and did not die trying, but I am kind of glad because I have the best grandchildren I can waste my time on now, all the best Owen

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/19/2012 10:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    you are not wasting time,enjoying time with you off-springs,lol,thanks Owen
  1. Date: 7/18/2012 9:26:00 AM
    a dizzy spell of time's rush so well quilled, richard... amazing!..:) huggs!

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/19/2012 10:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks much Nette
  1. Date: 7/18/2012 7:01:00 AM
    Excellent and very inspiring write. Yes, life is a journey and we have to cope with time. Well said. Tfs

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/18/2012 7:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Ravi
  1. Date: 7/17/2012 9:57:00 PM
    The last line says it all, "The hands of time won't stop for you..." that is so very true! No matter what you do or try to do, time will not stop! Awesome poem here Richard! Great Work!

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/17/2012 10:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Russell
  1. Date: 7/17/2012 9:52:00 PM
    Time is surely ticking away...thanks for the reminder, less we forget. Some blame society for their underachievement, but we all have a responsibility to ourselves to make the best of what God gave us. One love bro. Joy Wells

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/17/2012 10:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Joy go get em'
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