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Continuum

Life is an infinite continuum, feeding on its own death.
Our mortality, real and imagined, lives within.
We can always see these truths with a discerning eye.
The mirrored images that seem like two, are but one,
a parallel universe whose paths cross like a wisp of wind,
we are all of one time, like prose and poems
written in separate centuries, but of the same struggle.
There, always there, truth never hides,
except for those who don’t seek it 
for fear of what they might find.
From light to dark we fly in different directions
though toward the same destination.
What matters is what we do on our flight.
Do we see the paths of leaves as they float on the pond,
the reflection of the sky beyond, and the trees,
who have now shed their leaves but will reflect full in the spring;
beneath the leaves, the roots of the lily pads 
and the stare of a wary carp who looks
from his world as we do from ours?
We must find time on our journey to read, play a game,
or simply sit and wonder at the marvels around us,
for death will come in its own time…




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  1. Date: 2/23/2014 6:52:00 PM
    Awesome poem with many deep reflections. congratulations, Craig, on your win in the space and time contest. hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 2/23/2014 7:55:00 AM
    a creative interpretation of the theme, craig.. this is a somber, deep write that evoked an empathetic response in me.. live and enjoy the moment.. congrats big time!.. huggs.

  1. Date: 2/22/2014 8:01:00 PM
    Congratulations, Craig. Nice one. SKAT

  1. Date: 2/22/2014 5:59:00 PM
    Craig a wonderful Free Verse. So true, a lifetime is very brief and most of us take it for granted until something alters our physical or mental being. Congratulations on your well deserve win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/22/2014 9:36:00 AM
    What an awesome, if yet a somber poem of introspection on life. If nothing else, we can only spend out our days each one alone on our private journey....sometimes the whole of it, is too hard to comprehend.......so is best to marvel in our own little worlds surrounding us. Love this one Craig!

  1. Date: 2/22/2014 9:22:00 AM
    I enjoyed this reflective piece, congratulations Craig.

  1. Date: 2/22/2014 6:26:00 AM
    intricate write Craig of astounding depth congrats on win hugs

  1. Date: 2/22/2014 6:05:00 AM
    For some reason this poem evoked the movie "Cloud Atlas" in my mind. Kind of an Eastern philosophical position, isn't it? I liked it a lot. Congratulations! Cheers, Roy

  1. Date: 2/22/2014 3:28:00 AM
    Enjoyed the write on Space and Time . Congrats on the fine win, Roy

  1. Date: 2/22/2014 3:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win... Beautiful scenic view... Verlena

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 6:29:00 PM
    Absolutely! Awesome win Craig....congratulations

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 12:52:00 PM
    cheers to you for a win in PD's contest, craig... huggs

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on such a thought provoking poem... and such a great win!

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 11:13:00 AM
    great introspective poetry Craig, congrats xxx

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 3:05:00 AM
    So much truth about life on this outstanding poem of yours which will greatly inspire everyone my dear friend Craig! Not only a winner but it will be a FAVE for me. Thank you so much and my HEARTFELT CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR AWESOME WIN! love lots and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/30/2013 9:08:00 PM
    Craig, congrats on another win with this incredible poem! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 4:48:00 PM
    this contest inspired some very intriguing poems and this is one of them, congrats on an impressive win :)

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 12:28:00 PM
    CRAIG, congratulations with your awesome and wonderful poem. Always~ Linda

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 7:07:00 AM
    Excellent poem as always, Craig. When I read your Dorian Gray poem, I thought it would have been a great fit for this contest, too. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 8:02:00 PM
    Great ending, Craig! Very well done! Congratulations on your win! Ruben.

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