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The End of Time

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The End of Time

My father’s hands
Toiled in time
Red lines and scars
Left a story to be told
A life of sorrow 
Or perhaps of glory
Only the man 
Can tell the story
But he is gone now
And I can’t read his palms
He lies in rest
Or so they say
A body that carried the soul
Is but an empty shell
To be put to rest
Six feet under
Ashes to ashes
Dust to dust
In that grave 
We do trust

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  1. Date: 7/27/2013 10:46:00 PM
    Simply stated, deeply felt. Congratulations on the contest win. I am moved by the line " A body that carried the soul is but an empty shell"..

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/1/2013 1:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Karen, As always, always~Kilmer
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 10:19:00 PM
    congrats on this winner. Russell

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 7/17/2013 1:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Russell. I appreciate you taking the time to read it. SRK
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 8:06:00 PM
    an awesome win. always & forever *LINDA

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 7/15/2013 8:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aw Poet Destroyer you are too kind! Love ya! TRGOFATPNE!
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 7:54:00 PM
    an awesome win. always & forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 7:05:00 PM
    Stephen , Congratulations, glad you decided to enter this free verse in my contest. :-) love ~ SKAT~

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 7/15/2013 7:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks SKAT, Thank you for the recognition and your vote of confidence. Look forward to seeing you and reading your poems. "The road goes on forever and the party never ends" TRGOFATPNE!
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 6:55:00 PM
    Thank you for your kind words.

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 6:09:00 PM
    I like this! Nicely written, and I love the rhyme and rhythm.

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 7/4/2013 6:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind words. I am not so good at this so forgive me for my stupidity.