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When I Ruled the World

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When I Ruled the World

I remember when I held the world in these hands
Nothing out of reach as I self proclaimed my power
That time long forgotten the hourglass lost it’s sand

Yes I lived in a world of deadlines and demands
  A master of time, always early at least half an hour
I remember when I held the world in these hands

Always alert sensing my victory before my stand
Any obstacle or objection I would quickly devour
That time long forgotten the hourglass lost it’s sand

Is there anything left of that person, maybe a strand
It’s not from any fear, but indifference that I cower
I remember when I held the world in these hands

For this tragic change I could have never planned
Everything that tasted so sweet is now bitter and sour
That time long forgotten the hourglass lost it’s sand

Almost six years later, I still cannot understand
In the late hours of night, I’m left to now scour
I remember when I held the world in these hands
That time long forgotten the hourglass lost it’s sand



Penned by Wayland Bunch II 12/14/2013 for With These Hands contest
I used image #6 for this poem

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  1. Date: 1/28/2014 3:09:00 PM
    I just have to smile at ruling the world again... when? :)

  1. Date: 1/15/2014 9:28:00 PM
    WAYLAND, :) Congrats, with your 'WITH THESE HANDS' winning poem. Have a nice night ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 6:46:00 AM
    Way to go...Sara

    bunch Avatar wayland bunch
    Date: 1/5/2014 12:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for the comment.
  1. Date: 1/3/2014 11:10:00 PM
    Wayland, , congratulations, in Nette's WITH THESE HANDS contest... LINDA

    bunch Avatar wayland bunch
    Date: 1/5/2014 12:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you as always for reading and commenting.
  1. Date: 1/3/2014 3:47:00 PM
    The mystery of this verse, it leaves the reader wanting more for we really don't know if you speak of a change of career, a love lost, or a child now grown. Congrad's on Your win. Light & Love

    bunch Avatar wayland bunch
    Date: 1/5/2014 12:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your wonderful words and for truly digging into my poem. You're right on almost all accounts, the poem has almost all those aspects. A complete life change from a favored position to well a not so wonderful one. Thank you again.
  1. Date: 1/3/2014 3:45:00 PM
    what a moving piece of art, wakyland.. cheers to you for a win in my contest!.. huggs

    bunch Avatar wayland bunch
    Date: 1/5/2014 12:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for consideration and placement of my work it's truly an honor.
  1. Date: 1/3/2014 7:28:00 AM
    "The hourglass lost its sand" is such a beautiful way to describe the time gone by. Its a wonderful write. Congrats on the win

    bunch Avatar wayland bunch
    Date: 1/5/2014 12:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading my poem and for the kind words
  1. Date: 1/2/2014 10:20:00 PM
    by the way, hope you won't mind. I hope to post a poem and it's based partly on the feelings expressed in your poem and partly on another one I saw tonight, for the contest of Catie's.

    bunch Avatar wayland bunch
    Date: 1/5/2014 12:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am honored you consider my thoughts in your writing. Thank you for visiting and for your kind comment
  1. Date: 1/2/2014 9:47:00 PM
    OMG. this is so good!!!! I gotta fave it. Congrats to you.

  1. Date: 1/2/2014 1:21:00 PM
    Wayland, you DO rule with this poem!

    bunch Avatar wayland bunch
    Date: 1/5/2014 12:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading and the wonderful comment
  1. Date: 1/2/2014 2:03:00 AM
    Contest: WITH THESE HANDS / / Sponsored by: Nette Onclaud is retreated!! - CONGRATULATIONS WITH YOUR YOUR BEAUTIFUL WINNING POEM, WAYLAND. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :))))

    bunch Avatar wayland bunch
    Date: 1/5/2014 12:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for the read and very kind words.
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    Date: 1/5/2014 12:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


  1. Date: 1/2/2014 12:29:00 AM
    Thanks for sharing this fine poem on "With these hands" and congrats on a fine win, Wayland

    bunch Avatar wayland bunch
    Date: 1/2/2014 12:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much for your comment and for Reading Dr. Mehta.
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 8:01:00 PM
    What an awesome poem and form you used. Hope it does well in the contest!

    bunch Avatar wayland bunch
    Date: 12/15/2013 8:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much for reading and for your comment.
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 10:46:00 PM
    In this write I see the abrasion as time wears upon one ability to run at full throttle over the course of a life time. Good write and much luck in the contest.

    bunch Avatar wayland bunch
    Date: 12/14/2013 11:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes there is always that aspect of time. The natural decay of all things material, including us. I think more on the abrasion you speak of. This abrasion occurring when one steps outside of the box to inspect time, and gives time that aspect of coldness, always at distance, and always at odds. Thanks for your comment.
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 9:23:00 PM
    Hey, thanks for taking the time to read my disturbing poem. Haha. There is a tid bit more added to part 10 which wraps it up a little more. I was going to post it separately as part 11, but I'm impatient, haha and poetrysoup won't let me post for a while. This poem is really good by the way! Turn that hourglass over! There's more time! Love the flow! Always, Laura

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 12/16/2013 4:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh really? I haven't been following the contests lately. I should check out what's going on over there. All the best to you whatever you choose : )~Laura
    bunch Avatar wayland bunch
    Date: 12/14/2013 10:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for visiting and I will check out the rest of your poem. The addition that is. I wanted to enter a contest of Nette's but I don't think this is really what she was looking for. I could explain why it does meet the requirements, but that would take away from the user interpretation. I may just write another one for the contest lol, or as always not worry about it and leave this entry.
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 4:52:00 PM
    Great poem, I can really relate to what you say. Time is very unkind to us olduns. good luck in the contest....Peter

    bunch Avatar wayland bunch
    Date: 12/14/2013 10:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much again for your visit. I know you have visited some of my work in the past and I really appreciate it.