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broker6
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0 posted 11-08-1999 09:46 AM       View Profile for broker6   Email broker6   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for broker6

My Hourglass
by ©Richard Budig

Day unto night, night unto day
Eternity metes and measures time
Marking in its celestial way
The anniversary of a nebula
Or the birth or death of a great star
But my eye cannot see that far
Nor do my senses register the event
Instead my hourglass takes note
Of a notion born in all men
That time was in place before clocks
And that a reaper counts and stalks
So while I'm aware of distant nebulae
I'm ever so much more interested
In my last few grains of sand
And whether they all trickle through
Before I've held a loved one's hand
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1 posted 11-08-1999 10:59 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Sad,but beautiful.Well done!

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Very good, Richard. I like this!

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3 posted 11-08-1999 10:15 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Oh, my God, Richard ... this is beautiful !

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just gorgeous
 
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