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Time Marches

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Time Marches

Time marches on
How is it that the years have advanced so quickly
In my mind I still have my youth
I feel no limitations
My body remains strong
Still there is my reflection
Greying hair 
Wrinkles where once smooth skin once resided
This image feels so incongruent 
Is this really my reflection?
Should I cover all my mirrors?
Should I live out my years in the bliss of self dillusion?
Yesterday is not today 
I realize somehow I am less and still I am more
Time marches on
I see it in the way youth interact with me
They do not see the young spirit that resides within me
I have unspent laughter and tears
My voice will not be silenced
I still have mountains to climb
I am not ready to give up on my dreams
My body remains strong
I feel no limitations
I rise with strength and purpose
One day time will March on
I will be diminished and yet I will be more
New gifts will be laid at my feet
New dreams will replace old ones
I will remain
Time will march on and I will no longer be here
Still I will remain
My spirit is eternal
I will be living a new dream
Time will be of no concearn

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  1. Date: 4/25/2013 12:44:00 AM
    Very encouraging. I'm reminded of that country song "Yeah the good Lord gave us mountains, so we could learn how to climb". I've always liked that. Such a powerful piece of poetry... you've made time to be so superior - and yet in the end it's no concern. Definitely some thoughts to chew on...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/25/2013 6:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Tim, time in the end will hold no power as I will be with my Savior enjoying untold adventures.
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 3:49:00 PM
    yeah!!! onward..upward OUT into the Universe! Thanks so much for reading my writes and commenting big hugs! Light & Love

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/29/2012 3:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, my pleasure.
  1. Date: 11/28/2012 7:19:00 AM
    Richard, your poem is powerful and wonderfully done, you capture so many emotions many of us feel, Constance

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/28/2012 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Constance, glad you liked it.
  1. Date: 11/28/2012 7:18:00 AM
    Hi Richard yes we are written off by the young, like you though I still feel I have a lot to give, so rock on my friend, all the best Owen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/28/2012 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Maybe we can start a band!
  1. Date: 11/28/2012 6:07:00 AM
    Along with so many others I certainly can relate to this one, my friend! Love this phrase... "I realize somehow I am less and still I am more"! GREAT!!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/28/2012 7:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks jack
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 8:18:00 PM
    Beautiful, Richard, just beautiful. You don't look old enough to have grey hair. I invite you to read - When We Get Old. Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/28/2012 7:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I enjoyed your poem as wel .
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 5:38:00 PM
    Don't dwell on the little things, Richard. That's my philosophy. You are looking back. Love ya, my friend, Toquyen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/27/2012 7:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Looking back is also looking forward. If you see where a man has been you will have a good indicator where he is headed. Each day we read the scriptures, this book about the past informs the future. All are connected.
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 4:13:00 PM
    Body can be aging but not to our spirit and mentality, this is really a strong character of you Richard, loved the positive ending :D, never give up on life :D, thank you for your kindly visit to my new page and thank you for the lovely compliment :D, wihing you a blessed day -hug, Yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/27/2012 4:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You as well. Thanks for your visit.
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 10:03:00 AM
    Inspiring poem, Richard! Philosophical & gives hope... Terry (Good work)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/27/2012 3:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Terry.
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 8:36:00 AM
    Hi Richard, very positive and self reinforcing poem about aging--only the body fades not the mind or spirit.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/27/2012 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sheri, I appreciate your kind comment.