The Minutes: A Poem

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Walking, slowly, deftly, soundly,


Caressing my feet is the earth,


The foundation for the path,


A long and winding road,


Sometimes rocky, so my toes are coarse,


But still curling in anticipation,


For every footstep rising and falling,


A fleeting mark upon the ground,


The wind moves it swiftly with rhythm,


To the beat of my heart,


Both ticking off the moments,


Like a clock measuring the sands of time.


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anupma 5 years ago from India

Time is precious and ur poem defines well its quality....


5 years ago

voted up.

Blessings.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks so much, anupma! That's exactly what I was going for. :)

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anupma 5 years ago from India

U r most welcome, Ebower. Truly u r a creative writer......... Keep it up


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

I shall happily continue. :)


5 years ago

The last line reminds me of the verse 'The sands of time are sinking'; know it?

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

No, I don't believe I've read that line, but I knew when I was writing this that the phrase 'the sands of time' had been used many times before.


5 years ago

'The sands of time are sinking, the dawn of Heaven breaks;

The summer morn I’ve sighed for—the fair, sweet morn awakes:

Dark, dark hath been the midnight, but dayspring is at hand,

And glory, glory dwelleth in Immanuel’s land.'

Written by Anne Cousin. Her full words (there are more stanzas) could be accessed on the Web.

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

That's beautiful! Thanks for sharing. :)


5 years ago

YW. Thematically, it can be good to relate to similar lines from established poets, I think. Blessings.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

You could be right; as long as it doesn't seem like one 'copied' another's writing.


5 years ago

Oh, your originality is so important, yes.

(I was just thinking along the lines of nothing being new under the sun!)

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Good point!


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SheliaKay 5 years ago from Marietta, Ohio..... but born and raised in Northern Ohio on Lake Erie

I do enjoy your poems. Thanks for sharing


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, SheliaKay! I'm glad you like them. :)


5 years ago

The title Alpha and Omega in this connection would also make a great study!

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Yes, do you mean 'the beginning and the end'?


5 years ago

Yes, this is the idea. One of the Lord's titles in Revelation.

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

I definitely see the connection now. :)


5 years ago

You see? all about His being Lord over time and eternity.

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Amen.

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