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Time ticked until the stroke of ten before descending its wrath on men And at that hour it escaped its cage Pendulum chiming with total rage Humans are in chaos as they await time to restart. In its hands, their fate Does this mean heartache will not heal until once more bells ring out in peal? Ongoing wars, a pandemic to battle Earth warming; earthquakes that rattle Everything seems to be in such upheaval We need relief from these days of evil Woe to those with little hope and belief who see only doom and wallow in grief who no longer have faith in their vision and chide others with scorn and derision Don't condemn a country or it's leaders after having four years of bottom feeders Humans are imperfect. We're all flawed but you hold a gun in the firing squad You write of patriotism, but have none wielding your pen as if it were a loaded gun You roughshod America with seditious words like mad cows running in stampeding herds Remember, "Time and tide wait for no man,"* Tragedy has struck those living in Afghanistan Blame Biden, but include Presidents in the past so reprimand them, too when you lambaste Time has no power to stop of its own accord Its hands keep moving and will not be ignored The world has problems that must be rectified by the coalition of nations it will be allied Call me a dreamer. "It'll never happen," you say that may be a reverie, but come what may When the times comes God will raise His hand and at that time, the world will understand. *Geoffrey Chaucer

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Date: 8/23/2021 10:50:00 AM
Wow, Jenna....this is masterful writing. I'm home and thinking about lifting my pen. I've had a lot of reading to catch up on, but this poem was worth it all!!!!!
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Date: 8/23/2021 10:55:00 AM
Welcome back, Milt...you've been missed. Thanks for liking this one. Pick up your pen and write!
Date: 8/21/2021 10:22:00 PM
Your poem is rich in allusions, deep in meaning but with some hope for this restless world. Marvellous poetry. Hugs.
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Date: 8/22/2021 2:38:00 AM
Without hope what is there? Thanks, Victor.
Date: 8/21/2021 6:49:00 PM
Amen my friend! Buckle up and hold on! Love your messages here
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Date: 8/22/2021 2:37:00 AM
Thanks so very much, Mark.
Date: 8/21/2021 11:07:00 AM
Don't hold your breath until God lifts an hand! As Ben Franklin was fond of quoting, "God helps those who help themselves", but most people have a different understanding of "help themselves!" Nice write, though! This world could certainly use more Jennas and Susans!
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Date: 8/22/2021 2:37:00 AM
What nice comments you offer, Rico. We take everything for granted, and the world suffers for our shortcomings. Thank you, Rico.
Date: 8/21/2021 8:44:00 AM
Since the beginning of time mankind has suffered trials and tribulations and a lot of it is his own doing. Only by uniting and putting aside our differences and working together will we see any real changes. Some always willing to point the finger of blame at others, but they forget they're pointing three at themselves. Tom
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Date: 8/22/2021 2:36:00 AM
When, if ever, will mankind learn to take care of the gifts we've been given? You're right about the finger pointing, Tom. Thanks so much for leaving me your thoughts.
Date: 8/21/2021 8:15:00 AM
Jenna , So powerful, wise and full of truth . Time waits for no man , woman or child . So much turmoil and uncertainty now . We must learn to love one another and have a United voice to help heal our world . Hate divides us. The calls from Mother Earth are real and dire . We must ALL be a part of the healing . Important words you have penned. In gratitude, Susan
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Date: 8/22/2021 2:34:00 AM
Hi Susan, and thank you very much for such wonderful comments. Your assessment is spot on and I appreciate your wise comments. It will take a universal effort to restore our world.