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The Edge of Eternity

Updated on September 30, 2012
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The Edge of Eternity

What lies beyond

What I cannot see

Is it something I want

That will benefit me

Is it within reach

Or would I stray

Do I venture there

Or just stay away


There may be riches

Beyond compare

Dazzling treasures

Brighten and rare

Will I find wisdom

To enrich my mind

Answers to questions

I look to find


Will I work and strive

To make a life

Tired and weary

Facing trials and strife

Can knowledge be found

And courage too

Mysteries solved

And hearts be true



Thank You


My thanks to Mike mckbirdbks for the title that was inspired by this photo and the words in my hub Welcoming the Sunrise - Haiki poem

Thank you for the inspiration to write - again!

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      snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada

      Hello MM, thank you for writing this inspiring poem. What lies ahead for me, I hope, is to delve into reading more of your work published here on hub pages. The photo on this page is so beautiful, and I am excited about seeing more. Also really interested in gleaning tips on photo restoration and working with negatives. Regards, snakeslane

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      This is so beautiful and I loved the picture as well..Wonderful thoughts this Wed morning.

      Sunnie

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      Gypsy48 5 years ago

      MM, beautiful and encouraging poem.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi snakeslane, Mike's title was a challenging one, but I couldn't resist giving it a go!

      Many thanks for visiting and your lovely comments, I hope you find the tips useful on photo restoration in my hubs, all the very best, Lesley.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Good morning Sunnie, thank you for visiting, I'm so pleased you enjoyed this, enjoy your day!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Gypsy, it's always nice to see you, thank you for your comments, I hope you have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      So very beauitufl indeed and has to be awarded that up up and away.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Eddy, thank you for your wonderful comments and votes and I hope you too enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Pondering, always my passtime. But as the years go by I find I am like 'Dorothy'. I click my heels three times and repeat...There's no place like home. Loving the Toto's and Auntie Em's.

      Well written! Awesome insight. Voted so.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      This is very philosophical.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      What a great beautiful and wonderful poem..so inspiring...I voted up and awesome...debbie

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Lesley this presentation has such universal appeal. It is both wistful and charming. You gaze upon a sunset and weave a spell for us with your words.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      As always takes me to places of thought and dreams. I so love the picture.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

      Beautiful title, photo and poem......altogether a short getaway from the moment that I was in. Thank you!

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      This is so beautiful to read, thank you. Voted up and awesome my great friend.

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      The poem and photograph could become a card. They are lovely and the title is perfect. That mockingbird knows whereof he speaks and you took up the gauntlet well.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Ann, your visits always brighten my day - I love your comments thank you and thanks for the much appreciated votes!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Vinaya, I hope all is well with you, thank you for your comments, this was a new approach in writing for me, take care and best wishes.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Debbie, thank you for visiting and your wonderful comments and votes, they mean a great deal to me!

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      Your poems always make my thoughts going, and the picture goes so well with the poem and makes it even better! To me, you already have all the wisdom which gives you the answers you need!

      Thanks for this lovely and deep poem MovieMaster, voted up, beautiful

      Tina

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Mike, you are too kind... your title was so inspiring, I couldn't resist having a go!

      Thank you, all the best Lesley.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      What a beautiful way to look at all of my tomorrows--I loved it!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rolly, it's great to see you again, thank you for visiting and your comments, hugs right back and see you again soon!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      It's good to see you EHQ and I love your profile pic! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time here and hope you enjoy the rest of your day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Joyce, your visits, support and comments mean so much to me, thank you!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Hyphenbird, our Mike is certainly 'hot' with the titles, this one kept me busy for a while I must admit!!

      Thank you for your fabulous comments, they made my day!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Tina, thank you so much for your very kind and complimentary comments and votes, they are very much appreciated, best wishes Lesley

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      What a Lovely Thought Provoking Poem Movie Master. I also Enjoyed looking at the Beautiful Picture, it goes so well with your words.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Audrey, thank you for visiting and your lovely comments, best wishes and take care.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi b.Malin, thank you for dropping by and your great comments, they are much appreciated, best wishes Lesley.

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      PADDYBOY60 5 years ago from Centreville Michigan

      Hi MM - Beautiful poem. Thanks. Voted same.

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      What a beautiful poem and truly stunning picture too.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The picture is beautiful and i love your poetry..

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      Rachel Richmond 5 years ago from California

      That about sums up my journey. Thank you for the encouraging work of words. XO

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      Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Lovely, Excellent, Wonderful poem and what a great photograph my dear Friend! Very well done. Voted Up.

      Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Paddy, many thanks for dropping by, your comments and votes, have a wonderful day!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello acaetnna, thank you for visiting and your lovely comments, take care, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Ruby for your very kind comments, they are much appreciated!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rachel, thank you so much for stopping by and your comments, have a fabulous day and take care, best wishes.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Kamalesh, it's always good to see you my friend, your support and comments always brighten my day, thank you, best wishes Lesley.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Lesley,

      This part of your lovely poem made me think of our trials on earth...

      "Will I work and strive

      To make a life

      Tired and weary

      Facing trials and strife"

      ...and the rest of your poem made me think of what we will find in heaven when we get there someday.

      Loved this! Thank you. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Peggy, 'the edge of eternity' intrigued me, was it heaven or earth, would there be trials or blessings, or maybe some of both....

      Thank you for your comments and votes, they mean a great deal to me, best wishes Lesley.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      This is excellent Lesley.

      Such a beautiful poem and the photo is perfect. But that title draws one into this hub.

      A wonderful write.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      This Hub is especially beautiful in every way! Thank you for sharing this. You write a wonderful poem, and of course, your photography is always gorgeous.

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      This was a beautiful and thought-provoking poem that perfectly matches your stunning photo.

      Voted up, beautiful, awesome and interesting.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      MM, up, awesome, and interesting votes. I really do love this poem. Personally, I believe it is one of your best. The wonder of not knowing is a powerful emotion. Sometimes it can be good and at other times, it may be bad. Even so, it is always fun to wonder what lies ahead or dream about what we can't see.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rosemay, your hub 'which is more important the title or the photo' is so interesting, I believe the title is what draws readers in and my thanks go to Mike for this one!

      Many thanks for your comments, take care, Lesley.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Mary, thank you for visiting and your wonderful comments! Hope you have a fabulous day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Gail, thank you for dropping by, your comments and votes, they are much appreciated, take care Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ricky, I was nervous about publishing this poem, writing about the 'unknown' is something completely new for me, also I was undecided about adding another verse. I'm delighted with my readers response and value your comments, thank you so much.

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      What a simply beautiful photo and perfect words to match.

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi MM

      Beautiful and profound.

      Voted up and away!

      Have a good weekend.

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      kikalina 5 years ago from Europe

      Great poem. Fantastic picture as usual.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi acaetnna, many thanks for visiting and your lovely comments, take care, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Sue, thank you for your wonderful comments and votes, and I hope you have a fabulous weekend too! take care.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi kikalina, it's always good to see you and your comments are much appreciated, enjoy your weekend!

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      kikalina 5 years ago from Europe

      Great weekend to you too. Half of it is almost over.

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      Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Wonderful poem that captures the imagination, and makes us think about what lay ahead in our busy lives.

      The photo melds perfectly with the poem. :-)

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      MM ~ Your poems always provide me with a combination of inspiration and beauty (your lovely photo.) I feel that knowledge will continue throughout eternity, just as love does. Bless you MM for the gift that you possess and the kindness to share that gift. Voted up and across except for funny.

      vocalcoach~

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      What an awesome hub and the picture . . . it is absolutely gorgeous. Your words were so thought provoking!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Genna, thank you for visiting and your great comments, they are much appreciated, have a wonderful day and take care.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Audrey, thank you for your wonderful complimentary comments, they mean a great deal to me, best wishes Lesley.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi homesteadbound, many thanks for dropping by and your great comments, enjoy your day, take care Lesley.

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      Annette Donaldson 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Beautiful thoughts on life. I love the natural rhythm of your poem and the visions that it shows are truly inspirational. x

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Net, thank you so much for your lovely comments, best wishes Lesley x

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      I had to hit every button except funny on this incredible poem. It was thought provoking and beautiful and that picture was just icing on the cake.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      This was so perfect and excellent poem. Thanks for writing and share with us. Rated up and take care!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Minnetonka Twin, it's good to see you, I hope you had a lovely birthday!

      Many thanks for your fantastic comments, have a wonderful day and take care!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi prasetio, I hope all is well with you, thank you for visiting, your comments and votes, they are much appreciated, take care!

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      Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      It is very beautiful and interesting poem. Indeed life is about choosing the path we will go. I hope no matter what you choose, it will bring happiness to your life.

      Thank you, Movie Master.

      Have a nice day

      Freya

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Freya, it's good to see you, I hope all is well with you. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem and thank you for your lovley comments, enjoy your day and take care, Lesley

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      sweethearts2 5 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      Inspirational. The sunset at day's end always makes me wonder what the sunrise will bring. Appreciation and joy for each I pray. Voted up and awesome.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello sweethearts2, thank you for visiting and your lovely comments and votes, they are much appreciated, best wishes and enjoy your day, Lesley

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      In 1944 Ketti Frings wrote a book titled, ‘God’s Front Porch’, she must have lived near you.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      What a delightful poem to make us ´´think´´.

      Beautiful.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Mike, I googled Ketti Frings as I am not familiar with the author, what a fabulous title - it describes so much beauty in so few words. I noticed she also wrote a book titled, 'Hold back the dawn' I'm sure you're right she must have lived locally at some time in her life!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Dim, it's always good to see you, I hope all is well with you.

      I'm so pleased you enjoyed the poem, thank you for your comments, take care, Lesley

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Thank you MM, this was beautiful. It felt like a wonderful journey with so much hope!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Sharyn, it's nice to see you, I hope all is well with you, thank you for stopping by and your comments, enjoy your day, best wishes MM

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      Delightful poem! I love the title, "Edge of Eternity." Aren't we all there, wondering at times, what will be?

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi suzette, it's a very thought provoking title (suggested to me by mckbirdbks) yes - what will be? - I couldn't resist it!

      Many thanks for your comments, enjoy your day, best wishes MM

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      Lesley, What a charming, endearing, lilting tribute to the questions we ask and the answers we seek as we evolve through life! It's so inspiring the way that your total embrace of life comes through each and every bend in the challenging rapids through which each one of us navigates as a side effect of living.

      Thank you for caring and sharing, voted up + all,

      Derdriu

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Helo Derdriu, thank you for visiting, your comments and votes, I so appreciate your support, time and thoughts, they mean a great deal to me.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      oliversmum 5 years ago from australia

      Movie Master Hi. Oh my, what an absolutely beautiful and inspiring poem,I loved it.

      The photograph is wonderful and the colors incredible.

      Thank you for sharing with us. Voted way up.:):)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi oliversmum, it's lovely to see you and I hope all is going well with you and your family.

      I'm so pleased you enjoyed the poem and photo, thank you for visiting and your votes, best wishes Lesley

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      Meher Yar Khan 3 years ago from Pakistan

      Great poem... I've uploaded a few as well related to inspiration... Any words of advice I can receive would be really great, since this is the first time I am opening up my other side to criticism.

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      Movie Master 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Meher Yar Khan, thank you for reading, your comments are much appreciated, good luck with your writing, I'll be over to yours shortly to read some of your work.

      Best wishes Lesley

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