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The Hands of Time

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The Hands of Time

The Hands Of Time Wish I could turn back the hands of time To stand there and watch my babies grow all over again Two boys that grew up so fast before my eyes Thinking of precious moments I wished never had to end I ask myself, what I would do differently then way back when Well, I would hold them more tightly in my arms each day I would cherish their every smile and laughter again and again Take more photos of us at the good times before they faded away I think back and wished that I wasn’t always so stressed out It stopped me to realize what I see today at the hands of time What raising children is truly all about Forever holding onto the reflections of love left behind I wipe the tears away and I stare deeply into the sunshine Seeing a reflection there of what could’ve been Still find myself fighting to turn back the hands of time A mission that I know I won’t win.

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  1. Date: 3/2/2013 1:36:00 PM

    Gail; being a parent is not easy, because we too are learning as we go along. Now we think of what we could've done, but the thing is that we did the best we could. Time is a great teacher. Thanks for sharing and for reading my poem. Lucilla

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 1:47:00 AM

    wow...beautiful write.."I wipe the tears away and I stare deeply into the sunshine Seeing a reflection there of what could’ve been Still find myself fighting to turn back the hands of time A mission that I know I won’t win.'

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 3:57:00 PM

    love this, Gail - I know we've all felt this way at one time or another

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 8:15:00 PM

    A wish we all hope for...beautiful poem Gail.....cherish those times all over again with grandchildren God willing :-)

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 5:06:00 PM

    Terrific poem Gail. Yes, those darn hands of time won't let us turn them back - but, we can always re-run them in our minds. And somehow, despite all the mistakes we made, our kids turn out great any way - and that, to me, is the reflection of love.

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 4:57:00 PM

    This is a cleverly written and enlightening write my friend! You have written, "...reflections of love..." and I can't help think, this is your contest title which is very wonderfully placed within this poem! I loved reading this delightful piece Gail, you have done masterfully with this write, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 4:48:00 PM

    My mind has been drifting back to those times too, more often of late. They grow too fast and get busy in their own lives and I know I miss mine. Great reflective write, Gail !!