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The Winds of Time

One day I was passing time And wrote these words upon the lines, I know not where they came you see The Winds of Time were there for me. If I could open a door to the past And there before me were the paths I'm not quite sure which I would choose But The Winds of Time would see me through. The vastness there before God's Hand Then came the heavens, the seas, the land Eden, Noah and the Christ Child's birth Is the path that I see first. I'm not into Knights or dragon days, Nor Robin Hood and his saving ways, But give me a Viking as he crosses the seas And I'll dream of the lands so wild and free. The music of Irland calls to me, Where Kathleen's heart has ever been, And for Danny Boy the fifes do call I'll shed my tears lest he should fall. As Immigrants touched upon our shores The Indians prepared to fight once more, But fate stepped in and eased the sore They'd live in peace forever more. The battles fought upon this land To protect us from Tierney's hand, The Civil War for Freedom's right The Alamo where comrades died. At Little Big Horn where our soldiers died, As Indians defend their homes with pride, The government later took a hand And put them on Reservation land. I remember well, when I was quite young The days of World War II And how my father's life did change When the family business he assumed. Twenty-four seven was unheard of then, But that was their working day, They helped keep our nations trucks on the road Their battlefield was here in the USA. I'll choose the path with pastures green, Horses, cattle and the cowboy scene, This is the land of my mother's birth The most precious land to me on earth. I chose this land and took a stand, Married a cowboy and we ranched the land. Though now retired and family gone This land will always be our home. The Winds of Time, know well my soul I'll rest at night with days of yore. And as I wake a prayer I'll say Please God, may we have Peace today? Cile Beer

Copyright © | Year Posted 2005

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Date: 11/29/2009 8:09:00 AM
oh yes I can see why this is featured Ceilie outstanding to say the least keep up the beautiful writing loved the imagery in this too so relaxinging keep up the great work we all miss ya here at the soup hope you still enjoing the music I sent ya
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Date: 11/28/2009 7:17:00 PM
What a beautiful and passionate piece. Congratulations on being featured this week. PS - I married a cowboy too!
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Date: 11/28/2009 10:07:00 AM
that was beautiful, very touching, lovely poem to start my morning read with
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Date: 11/28/2009 2:23:00 AM
Dear Cile, So nice to see you featured this week. What a wonderful poem filled with your history. I so look forward to your return to us. Much love, Lainie
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Date: 11/25/2009 1:26:00 PM
my congratulations 2u, Cile, on your amazing The Winds of Time being featured this week, bravo! rgds, Ernesto
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Date: 11/25/2009 9:59:00 AM
Cile - congrats on your wonderful featured poem this week. Rgds Janette
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Date: 11/23/2009 5:23:00 PM
Interesting poem. Congratulations on your being featured this week. Love, Iolanda
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Date: 11/23/2009 3:39:00 PM
Congrats on your feature write this week! Miss you. Happy Thanksgiving. Love Light Patty
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Date: 11/23/2009 11:16:00 AM
Many congratulations on your poetry being shared with us this week >> James
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Date: 11/23/2009 8:30:00 AM
Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week Cile. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/23/2009 2:55:00 AM
Excellent write and well deserving selection for being featured this week. Best wishes and keep writing. A. W. Nutter
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Date: 11/23/2009 12:24:00 AM
Congrats on your feature poem this week Marycile.Rgds Brian
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Date: 11/22/2009 6:09:00 PM
Thought provoking historical piece. Nice use of rhyme to convey your thoughts. Congratulations on having your poem featured. I wish you ongoing success with your writing. Karen
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