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Post  mikeschultz on Fri Apr 26 2013, 16:15

It is a long way, looking back, to nineteen-fifty-three;
And though many ways are longer, most I can see are not,

For as each life’s line must seem long to the hand that wears it,
So too might our shortened days seem lengthened by our shadows.

Once I held life, loosely, spinning, dancing around the floor –
Three-score and ten, I think the Good Book says, the time we have

To formulate plans that through effort’s hands know fruition.
How else do we delude ourselves but with our believing

We will live forever and don’t have to think about it,
That belief, as water, flows or sits in its form, subsumed

By the shapes of circumstance, as the volume of hope
Hangs by the thinnest thread time has known, and still it hangs?

As baby spider’s web, first spun of old abilities,
Crow’s feet lines bracket eyes still looking too much to the past.

Michael Schultz ©️ April 25, 2013 (0107)

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Re: Circumstance of Hope

Post  Lucie on Tue Apr 30 2013, 23:40

One to read slow.. I like the 2nd, 3rd and last para's.. Like
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Re: Circumstance of Hope

Post  mikeschultz on Thu May 02 2013, 20:19

Ah, dear Lucie, to hear one's poem described as "one to read slow" is trully a blessed topping to a wonderful day. Thank you, so very much.
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Re: Circumstance of Hope

Post  peewee on Fri May 03 2013, 12:00

Good job mate I liked this so much I read it 3 times
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Re: Circumstance of Hope

Post  mikeschultz on Thu May 09 2013, 13:26

Thanks, a bunch. It means a lot to me to know a poem evoked a second, and praises, a third reading at first meeting. Thank you.

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