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Time Does Not Stand Still

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Time Does Not Stand Still

Yesterday is remembered And tomorrow we have not seen Uncertainty and memories Surround us in today. The cycle never changes And time does not stand still -- Remembrances from yesterday -- And tomorrow, not yet known. Designs of life surround us As we live inside today -- Looking back at yesterday -- And, ahead, to – uncertainty. Yesterday is history -- Tomorrow, who can say? Today is certain, to a point -- And time does not stand still. Written By John Posey 07/21/13 Inspired By Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam By Rudyard Kipling The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.

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  1. Date: 12/10/2013 7:37:00 AM

    Wow a beautiful one I am enjoying reading you. Denise TU8N

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 6:07:00 AM

    I read this several times Jack it tells a story of time. Ever changing relentlessly moving on well captured love it Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 11:11:00 AM

    I loved this poem! :D I loved how you uttered and expressed about the monotony of time, the title also eye catching, I fell for this beauty :) wishing you a wonderful day there Jake, enjoyed your visit today :D hug, Yanny

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 5:13:00 PM

    Today is yesterday's tomorrow...

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 4:43:00 PM

    John this is so deep and poignant also very wise love it Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 5:59:00 PM

    Hey Jake....checking in on ya..I've been real busy too...hope to see a new one soon....have a great weekend...

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:29:00 AM

    Nice and philosophical free verse John. And Kipling is a fave. thank you for it! G.

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 5:56:00 PM

    John I love it, as always. Poetry just pours out of you. As you might guess I have to have something really hit me, such as the shooting spree in Chicago today. What do you think of it? , , , Keep writing!

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 5:14:00 AM

    Poetic wisdom... great stuff... Terry

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 9/12/2013 9:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Terry.... I appreciate your visit.... Jake
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 12:00:00 PM

    What a thought-provoking & vital piece for us all. Excellent job!

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 9/9/2013 4:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Drake .I wrote "Time Goes Marching On" some time ago. It's a better poem in rhyme form. This contest called for free verse only so I moved words around a bit and this is the result. I believe the other poem is better..... Jake
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 5:47:00 PM

    Hi Jake, I've missed seeing you... this poem is really awesome. It's true, time doesn't stand still for anyone. We need to use every moment wisely . Hope you're doing well..

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 11:35:00 AM

    I found this poem to be touching...perhaps because I have lost many too soon... tomorrow isn't promised and you are right, time does not stand still...beautiful poem!

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 7:51:00 PM

    John, as usual I love your work. Will be reading more as time goes on. Thanks for letting me know you are here.

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 1:01:00 PM

    Very Enjoyable poem, John. Time is never controlled, especially tomorrow's time. Enjoyable poem overall. Check out some of mine. Might find some you like. Peace

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 8:11:00 AM

    Very nice poem, as usual, I love all your poetry, you have a great talent.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 9/1/2013 9:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Many thanks, Gwen. Your comments and visits are inspirational.... Love ya dearly..... Jake
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 12:52:00 PM

    Very lovely poem poet. Very soothing and delightful nicely done poet

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 8/26/2013 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, my friend..... My door is always open for your visits.... I treasure your comments..... Jake
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 4:11:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading your work that has depth..Thanks for the visit to my work..Sara

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 8/26/2013 12:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Sara..... Your comments leave a warm glow in my heart..... Jake
  1. Date: 8/21/2013 10:35:00 PM

    Excellent. Well penned. So inspirational write Enjoyed. Yfs

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 6:54:00 PM

    John, I am not a fan of "free-verse" poetry, but you may yet change my mind. Free-verse usually does not resonate with me, but this is a great piece. Very concise, precise. Kudos to you and thank you for this cool read :)

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 1:20:00 AM

    i truly like this esp the live inside today lines

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 8/18/2013 5:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your visit.... Jake
  1. Date: 8/16/2013 7:05:00 PM

    John, You are an amazing writer... I love this poem, deep words of.. pain.... I love the poem... Linda :)

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 8/17/2013 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Linda, you're a sweetheart for your comment on this entry. Look at "Time Goes Marching On.' It was written in Rhyme form, but this contest called for a different form... I revised it and this is the result. I, personally like "Time Goes Marching On" better.... Thanks for your visit.... Jake
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 5:46:00 AM

    Inspiring work Jake.This was cleverly crafted my friend.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 8/14/2013 12:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Mustapha. I treasure your visits and welcome your comments.... Jake
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 2:54:00 PM

    a theme that many poets seem to write about more and more as they get older. I for one love this poem and its theme!!

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 8/6/2013 6:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea, I don't seem to get any wiser with age.... Just older.....Love ya..... Jake
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 10:15:00 AM

    so inspirational is this,John, glad i came here, although one tends never to be disappointed when reading your poetry..

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 8/6/2013 1:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Harry, I really appreciate you kind comments on my work. You are a prince indeed..... Jake
  1. Date: 8/4/2013 5:39:00 PM

    Much wisdom and insight on display here Jake... Mr. Kipling would be proud - Tim

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 8/5/2013 2:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Tim. Your comments are always encouraging... Jake
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 4:34:00 PM

    time waits for no man....very nicely penned John

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 8/4/2013 12:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Joseph. Your visits are always encouraging... Jake
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 12:35:00 PM

    Jake, I love both your inspiration and the message it inspired--logic that cannot be denied!

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 8/3/2013 4:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Craig, your comments are always welcome. I'm happy you find merit in my writing.... Jake
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 4:39:00 AM

    Hi Jake,I loved reading this one this morning my friend.May your talent long stand through the test of times.Poignant delivery.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 8/3/2013 10:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And may yours always be appreciated as much or more than mine.... Jake
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 3:34:00 AM

    And even when it appears to have stood still, it hasn't The moving finger writes...

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 8/3/2013 10:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Gerald. Your comments are always welcome.... Jake
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 10:21:00 AM

    It is a wise pen that you write with John. This poem should pass the test of time. Brilliant!

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 8/2/2013 12:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Richard, your kind words always bring a ray of comforting sunshine... Thanks.....Jake
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