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My Time Has Come

My time has come... my time has come To rise and meet the day. In hope the woe that follows me Was now lost and gone astray. As I have a desperate need to make amends To burnish up my life. And fight those fiendish hounds from Hell Who wish from me another mortal slice. My time has come... my time has come To accomplish many things. And make such time that I have left Worthy to stir an Angel's heart to sing. But time has never been kind to me So I must wrestle with its claws. In hopes to usurp a brief respite And further hamper Nature's laws. My time has come... my time has come To seek out and find my Son. And tell him of the pride I feel Before my time is done. And pray he may forgive me For my many foolish ways. And gather about him the memories Of my hope for better days. My time has come... my time has come To further count the cost. Where my spirit soars to right past wrongs And find dear friends whom I have lost. As I hope to find sweet salvation Tucked within their warm embrace. And with their help, a fervent desire to sample A smattering of God's eternal Grace. My time has come... my time has come To settle up my debts. As it is time to pay the piper And surrender to the One I most respect. So with one last thought of tasks undone, My mortal corpse I shed. For as you see... my time has come... I now lie here cold and dead.

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Date: 1/18/2020 8:29:00 AM
I enjoyed reading your poem. It is powerful and deep. Saturated with meaning. Kind wishes, Kai
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David McHattie
Date: 1/20/2020 2:23:00 PM
Thank you. Poems are like children, you always have a favorite. This is mine. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 9/9/2019 10:33:00 AM
Your lines expectedly weigh in tonnes and your consistency has made you a master of masters in this act. This is beyond compliments. Good work mate. An absolute beauty.
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David McHattie
Date: 1/6/2020 6:45:00 PM
Thanks Funom. The kind words spur me to write better poetry. Thank you my friend.
Date: 8/12/2019 10:16:00 AM
This has striken every nerve of mine :)
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David McHattie
Date: 8/12/2019 7:48:00 PM
I can't think of a higher compliment. Thank you. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 8/9/2019 12:27:00 PM
I'm dying to see your next witty piece, David you are a man of a multitude of talents I wish I was artistic!!!:-) hugs Jan xx
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David McHattie
Date: 8/11/2019 6:48:00 PM
I think everyone is artistic in some sense. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 8/8/2019 8:20:00 PM
this is very nice work from you, David. It flows so smoothly too.
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David McHattie
Date: 8/9/2019 11:40:00 AM
Thanks Andrea. Glad you enjoyed it.
Date: 8/6/2019 8:32:00 PM
A wonderfully reflective poem, David! Blessings, Kim.
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David McHattie
Date: 8/9/2019 11:41:00 AM
Thank you. Right back at you. Have a great day.
Date: 8/2/2019 7:42:00 PM
I enjoyed your comic David. I have a high school buddy Chuck Temple, who got syndicated for his comic Bernie on the Beat. Like you he is skilled at irreverent humour.
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Date: 8/2/2019 5:44:00 PM
I love your cartoons, and your poems xo
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David McHattie
Date: 8/2/2019 6:57:00 PM
Thanks Pixie Dust. Right back at you. Have a great day.
Date: 8/2/2019 6:23:00 AM
This is a brilliant masterpiece!
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David McHattie
Date: 8/2/2019 3:18:00 PM
Thanks J.W. Always good for the ego. Have a great day.
Date: 7/30/2019 2:12:00 PM
I'm 'just dying' to read your next effort, my friend. Will it be from beyond the grave?! ~ gw
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David McHattie
Date: 8/2/2019 3:20:00 PM
Thanks Gershon. I spend more time thinking on what type of poem to write than I do actually writing. Good ideas are few and far between. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 7/29/2019 4:39:00 PM
Come to think of it, our time could be up any moment! There are so many things that need doing,and yet time is never on our side. // Enjoyed the lovely cartoon, too. ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 7/26/2019 7:31:00 PM
Understand that you are itching and dying to write another poem. So be it.
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Date: 7/26/2019 12:39:00 PM
Thanks for your visit this morning.
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Date: 7/26/2019 12:37:00 PM
Fortunately we have plenty of space. Sometime we accomplish more when we are standing still. There is much we can learn from older people who have learned the art of stillness. ;0)
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Date: 7/24/2019 7:43:00 AM
A serious side of you David, but nonetheless, a great piece. But may i interject a little humor from Mark Twain who said, "Heaven is for the climate. Hell is for the company." Thanks David.
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David McHattie
Date: 7/26/2019 6:13:00 PM
I love Mark Twain. Have a good day. Stay frosty.
Date: 7/22/2019 8:46:00 AM
Cleverly done; honest and with lots of feeling and introspection.
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David McHattie
Date: 7/22/2019 5:20:00 PM
Thanks. Have a great day.
Date: 7/21/2019 10:20:00 PM
Your poetry soars my friend...and your toons even higher...you should have your own page on a national newspaper...^WW^ :o)
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David McHattie
Date: 7/22/2019 5:19:00 PM
I wish. Thanks for the kind words.
Date: 7/21/2019 11:29:00 AM
Love the fact of your humility and your ability to fix your own shortcomings. It's not our job to dwell on others weaknesses, Everyone I know comes up short. Better to love than to judge, no? Panagiota
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David McHattie
Date: 7/21/2019 8:43:00 PM
I never wonder at the mess some people are in... I do wonder about the situations that brought them to this point. We all have plenty of faults. We certainly don't have to judge others. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 7/21/2019 10:03:00 AM
With each breath an opportunity presents itself. I hope you will not be out of breath during your pursuit.
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David McHattie
Date: 7/21/2019 8:40:00 PM
A person must always be moving forward or you are just taking up space. Have a great day.
Date: 7/21/2019 7:57:00 AM
A very sad poem DAvid... I hope your time does not come for a while..
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David McHattie
Date: 7/21/2019 8:39:00 PM
I just about gave up the ghost a few years ago when my kidneys failed but I'm still here and going strong. Have a great day.
Date: 7/21/2019 7:39:00 AM
Gifted poet, I enjoyed reading this well-written, witty piece - you had me grinning from ear to ear and had me reflecting on some of my own loose ends (lol)! Love it and your cartoons! I'll be stopping by for a regular dose of reading pleasure! Hugs. Pandita
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David McHattie
Date: 7/21/2019 8:38:00 PM
Thank you for the kind words. I'm happy you enjoyed it. Have a great day.