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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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Blog Posted:3/17/2013 9:53:00 AM
Remember to embrace every stage...Thank for the beautiful post @[115599335143695:274:Joy of Mom]!
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  1. Date: 3/19/2013 9:21:00 AM
    Penned so perfectly. I like this little poem.

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  1. Date: 3/18/2013 10:01:00 AM
    Mine have grown up too fast...yep...my youngest is 8 so I guess I've got at least some childhood times left.

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  1. Date: 3/18/2013 8:56:00 AM
    Loved it... Mine is 'all growed up'.

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  1. Date: 3/17/2013 11:41:00 PM
    Very sweet, Craig!

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  1. Date: 3/17/2013 9:27:00 PM
    Craig, today's a very nice day in asking and remembering all the hugs and love... cuddles cuddles to my young ones. Today, my daughter has grown more than before... how I wish I could carry and give her them piggy back rides... he he maybe when she's done having the baby... you are so sweet... for posting a poem, that brought a quick tear or two,,always~ PD

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 3/18/2013 9:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Watch the grandkids grow even faster!
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 2:00:00 PM
    Ouuuuuuuccchhhhh! Who wrote this beauty? Im not crying ... Im not crying ... Although Im so proud and happy with my dauther, I miss my little girl daughter. This is so emotive, Craig. Thanks for sharing it. (Are you the author?)

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 3/17/2013 4:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No, the author is unknown!
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 12:42:00 PM
    Just beautiful..Each time im so tired when my baby girl cries..i should remember these words..A pity one day she ll have to grow : )

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 3/17/2013 4:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It goes fast Charmaine
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 11:24:00 AM
    Hi Craig, yes our boys are 6'4' and 6'3 and through each stage of their lives they never turn and let you say goodbye to the previous stage from baby to toddler from toddler to boy, boy to teenager and up to man there is no goodbye in between they just seem to change overnight... hang on to the cuddles while you can..but I still do get them thank goodness..

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 3/17/2013 11:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Now it's from the grandkids
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 11:20:00 AM
    When young parents reach the point of frustration, this poem is such a reminder to cherish the moments while we can. Lovely thoughts today!

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 3/17/2013 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So true, but those supermarket tantrums !
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 10:05:00 AM
    Love this Craig, speaks to me in EVERY way. Happy St Paddy's to you, thanks for sharing this :D I'll soon be off to clean Verity's preshool--we do this as a family and it reduces our tuition... we only do it every 8 weeks, but it takes about 5 hours, so oye, so much for fun and frolic today, though my girl loves it since she gets to play with the school toys while my hubby and I scrub tables and mop floors... I like that she sees we are helping to care for her school and are involved... hope you and yours are well. Hugs Cyndi

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 3/17/2013 11:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I love the Donkey!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/17/2013 10:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    PS-- thanks for all your encouagement and kind comments. Your words mean so very much. PPS-- if wondering about my wacky avatar, read Su's 2nd Guess the poet blog.

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8/21/2014Morning's VeilOttava rimamorning,nature,
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8/18/2014The LadyRhymefantasy,love,
8/16/2014No Matter Where I RoamRhymetravel,
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