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Thief of Time

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secondhanddreampoet
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0 posted 12-13-2009 05:28 PM       View Profile for secondhanddreampoet   Email secondhanddreampoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for secondhanddreampoet

                 thief of time

bare rock and trees awash
in grey-cold December rain.
beyond this lonely winter window,
lies an alien, somber, indifferent world
with the silent thief of time in waiting,
to defile body, mind, and spirit,
leaving the heart an empty vessel
bereft of all joy and hope,
but for memories and dreams
of Spring and Love forever young
that shall simply NOT be taken.

                --- b. e. adams (12/13/2009)

[This message has been edited by secondhanddreampoet (12-13-2009 06:15 PM).]

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1 posted 12-13-2009 05:48 PM       View Profile for The Lady   Email The Lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Lady


beautifully done poet

"memories and dreams" lay themselves as a warm blanket against the "grey-cold December rain"
I am warmed
Goldenrose
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2 posted 12-18-2009 05:29 PM       View Profile for Goldenrose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Goldenrose

A poem of memories and also sadness but as ever love rises the spirit above the ugliness of the world ..

i liked...

''Bereft of all joy and hope but for memories and dreams of spring and love...forever young...that shall simply NOT be taken''

Those memories are yours and can be taken by no thief or be purchased by kings or rulers...

Thank you for this poem...

Goldenrose.
JamesMichael
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3 posted 12-18-2009 06:18 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Nice...James
nakdthoughts
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4 posted 12-19-2009 08:24 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

"with the silent thief of time in waiting,"


well, sometimes I wish I could stop time, at least for those moments of joy and hope~~

watching the foot of snow build up down here, Bruce, and trying to decide  if I will let more time be stolen or get out there and shovel~~


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5 posted 12-19-2009 04:59 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

"that shall simply NOT be taken"  

The feeling of this poem is somber and bleak, until this last line and the emphasis on NOT.  It may seem cold now, but love never leaves the heart and spring always returns.  That's just how it is, for truth and for that I applaud.
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6 posted 12-19-2009 05:51 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

KEEPER. Your poems are like fine wine. Bruce. They just keep getting better with that old thief... time.
                         Ida
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7 posted 12-19-2009 06:01 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

So true!  Beautiful and insightful, dear Bruce!

Love,
Margherita
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8 posted 01-02-2010 08:00 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Bruce,

You paint a desolate picture - and warm it with memories.  I agree with Kate  -  you are a poet.  I miss when you are gone too long because you paint and photograph with words.  I see this poem in black and white.

Alison
 
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