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The Merry Go Round of Earth

One half is submerged in light, the other in darkness. Half says goodnight and the other tugs the harness. Kids climb backyard trees tinged with school bus yellow. As lovers play hide and seek in the nighttime meadow. Training wheels lay abandoned - youthful eyes bear cornea confidence. The silver spokes whistle through copper leaves - once in a lifetime decadence. August stars say their last farewell in glorious beelines. Whilst wrinkled fingers grasp the moon in delicious daytime. A woman dressed in white walks down the aisle - her father proudly flaunts. As a preacher recites Scripture at a funeral: The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want... A newborn's laugh lights the whole world up with effortless ease. Whilst a pair of liver-spotted legs unbuckles its knees. One takes the first step - the other reaches the end of the line. One is a wealth of wisdom - and the other is a gift divine. Tiny toes to caress the sand, ashes to sprinkle in the sea - as if Nature itself has read aloud Ecclesiastes Three.

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Date: 12/23/2017 8:56:00 AM
Dropping by to wish you a Merry Christmas. I enjoyed reading this one again. I miss having you here Timothy.
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Date: 4/8/2016 3:40:00 PM
I like your voice here...Nice!
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Date: 3/17/2016 7:28:00 AM
Happenings upon happenings upon happenings..there is a time for everything...I love this brilliant composition. It made me smile this morning. Thank you! That last line stirrs something special in my heart. I love your unique poetry! Always, Laura
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/18/2016 2:43:00 AM
It is a beautiful chapter, Laura ... and was even made into a great song! Look up Turn! Turn! Turn by The Byrds. I find your poetry quite unique myself, with a passionate heart, and a real command over language.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 3/17/2016 7:31:00 AM
the last lines* my bad ;)
Date: 3/12/2016 8:19:00 AM
Well written. I like your imagery about the cycle of life.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/14/2016 1:17:00 AM
Thank you Frank! Kind of you to stop by.
Date: 3/11/2016 8:03:00 PM
Hi Tim: Returning to read this delightful piece of time's oppositions. I have to laugh at the liver spotted legs and buckling knees. You've been peeking. ROFLMAO. SuZ
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/12/2016 3:05:00 AM
Hahaha ... Too funny, Suz. My ankle has been doing weird thing these days. Been hauling demolition debris during a job with my brother ... trashcans full of lava rock makes one hobble a bit awkwardly and it wasn't too kind on my ankle ... had to wear a brace.
Date: 3/8/2016 10:01:00 PM
Timothy, Soup is sending out three of your poems to people's emails and this was my favorite of the three. Came here and saw I had faved it a long time ago!! Congrats for this showcase of your poetry.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/9/2016 10:38:00 PM
I am delighted, Andrea. Thanks for another visit, and telling me.
Date: 3/8/2016 4:23:00 PM
Nice to read your work..I enjoyed perusing it..Sara
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/9/2016 10:27:00 PM
Thanks Sara ... glad you liked my poem :)
Date: 6/13/2015 10:18:00 PM
A powerful write Tim: It is a seven and so are you no a 10. Hugs SuZ
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Date: 1/28/2015 1:46:00 AM
Dear Tim, So happy I didn't miss this treasure. I am so impressed with this poem! It is going straight into my fav's. Bravo my friend! #7+
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Date: 1/4/2015 8:16:00 AM
Much to ponder here, your ashes comment brings to mind my experience with my mom and my step Dad's ashes. I wrote a poem called ashes that describes it. You might enjoy it. You have expressed yourself with sensitivity and eloquence Timothy.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 1/4/2015 8:38:00 PM
Thank you Richard for the compliments! With the amount of people on earth, it seems every stage of life is constantly being experienced by someone, somewhere.
Date: 12/31/2014 3:03:00 PM
So true. Loved the title for this too. Fitting, you never knows what's going on in the next side of the world. Everyone has a story. Great poem!
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 1/4/2015 12:20:00 AM
... and all experiencing the various chapters of life, all in due season. Happy you enjoyed my poem. This was simply what I felt after reading Ecclesiastes Three, just with rhyme and imagery added in...
Date: 12/28/2014 11:51:00 AM
truly powerful pen timothy i pray you had a great christmas wishing you a happy new year
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 1/4/2015 12:13:00 AM
I did have a great Christmas, thank you Liam. It's wasn't as big of a gathering as it normally is, but still good nonetheless.
Date: 12/14/2014 11:33:00 AM
wow, this is REALLY GOOD, Timothy. One of the best I have read ALL DAY today, and that means more than 50!! A FAVE
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 1/4/2015 12:12:00 AM
Appreciate the fave, Andrea! You are so kind... glad you were moved by my words!
Date: 12/14/2014 5:05:00 AM
How Sublime...yes, for everything there is a time...a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing always gets to me...You have captured a time to be born and a time to die....Tim, this is one of your best, my dear. I'm enthralled.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 1/4/2015 12:11:00 AM
Means a lot coming from you, Eileen! There is a lot of depth in that Chapter of Ecclesiastes... I simply added rhyme and imagery to it.
Date: 12/14/2014 5:03:00 AM
Wow Tim! You said a lot of truth here I must say dear friend. Yes, sadly these are our earthly true facts all year round not just during the holiday season. I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas to you and your family! A 7 for you! :) Love and hugs!xxxxx D.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 1/4/2015 12:10:00 AM
I'm a little late to the party, but hope you had a Merry Christmas (and New Year) as well! Humbled by the 7. For me, these words are more of a comfort than a sadness... a time and a place for everything, so rejoice in the moment.