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what strange wonderful clocks women are,
                        biological clocks,for they nest in time;
these gentle,smiling ones,
                         who own the good secret;
for what man,like wman,
                         lies down in darkness,
                                            and then gets up with child;
women,they make the flesh that holds fast,
                          and then binds eternity;
they live inside the gift,
                           they know the power,
                                              they accept it, and need not mention it;
for why speak of time,
                           when you are time,
                                               and can shape those moments into warmth, and action;
how often men envy them,
                           and, sometimes even hate them, these warm clocks;
for they know that they will live forever,
                            men know this too,but,does he really believe it;
for he has carried no burden,and felt no pain,
                             but,the woman,she knows it.

Copyright © ralph burkhardt | Year Posted 2013


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  1. Date: 4/12/2016 11:14:00 AM

    ralph burkhardt, well penned. linda
  1. Date: 8/28/2015 7:27:00 PM

    RALPH, Enjoyed this very much... SKAT
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 1:38:00 PM

    .... yes .... woman knows ..... when the clocks ticking ... well written,Ralph ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)