The Potters Hands

Tick, Tock

 Tick, Tock

  Though why I bother

    counting motion cold, sure,

       each second no different

        but wait behind,

          marvel, see,

             they that were strong

                  not so to me.

                 They call me vapor

                     in solid form,

                        at mercy of man,

                  subject to change.

             They say I shrink

        when they do their worse

but though I melt

(some times more so then others)

I Am immortal.

Lasting past man's

measurement of life

from the observing glass

of falling sand,

the only thing I leave behind.

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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

Life as an hourglass...their worlds being constantly turned upside down...Must be exciting, pouring one's life out every 24 hours...and then getting a new one...

Introduce some punctuation for poetic emphasis...The competing images work nicely, and the finish is perfect...I enjoyed this thoughtful prose, thank you, Larry


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

This is very poetic and more poetic that my simple rhymes. Thank you Ma'am! Very nice flow!


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Jaggedfrost 6 years ago Author

I have never thought of myself as a Ma'am lol. Oh well, I am the one offering the rose not the one in the back ground lol. Thank you for stopping by.


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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

Had chuckle on that one. I like this piece, A bit sticky in some corners but tasty all the same. :D voted up I love dancing on tabs hehe. :D hugs :D


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Jaggedfrost 6 years ago Author

lol show me where you found it sticky and I will see what I can do.


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arb 5 years ago from oregon

Sand is a poor foundation! Voted up and b.


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago Author

Glaciers then leave little else but poor foundations.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

Nice wavy display of time's unknown way

we think we know what it is, or how to manage it, but it is far beyond our comprehension.

good job, up, awesome


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago Author

I am glad you enjoyed that level. thanks for stopping by.


Lorena 23 months ago

I cannot tell a lie, that really helpde.

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