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Gossamer Wings

Updated on March 3, 2011

Time flies on gossamer wings,
delicate and fragile, indeed.
On wings it soars like a passionate dove,
yields not to pause, chance or greed.

Time is a gift of most precious design.
If squandered, will wither and die.
Wisdom dictates it be handled with care,
for once spent, it can not again fly.

Time wasted in fruitless pursuits,
chasing what was or could be
denies the gift that we hold in our hand
the only true gift we can see.

All that we're given lives in the now,
this moment is all that we get.
When handled with passion, with love, and with joy,
its memories embrace no regret.

Yes, time flies on gossamer wings
delicate and fragile, its seed.
On wings it soars like a passionate dove,
yields not to pause, chance or greed.

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      Yvonne L. B. 

      7 years ago from South Louisiana

      Your lovely poem touched me. Thanks.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Rosie, always lovely to see you! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment!

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      Rosie Rose 

      7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Hiya tnderhrt, oh how beautiful. It is very thoughtful and wise.

      Have a nice day,


    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      always, CM Castro, fossillady, samiaali, and groffbot, Thank you so much for your read and kind comments!

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      7 years ago from costa rica

      You are very talented. I enjoy reading your poems, this one is very beautiful.

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      7 years ago

      Very beautiful tnderhrt23! :)

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      7 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      I hope a lot of people have a chance to read this one. Very elegantly put!

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      Christina M. Castro 

      7 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      This is marvelous! A Poet you are indeed!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      So very beautiful. This moment is all that we get. Thank you again.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Kim Lynn, and your words sing through my heart! Thanks so much!

      Epi, it is one of my favorites too, and so many times, the words that flow through my pen are specific messages to me...words and lessons I need to hear first, and then share...thank you for listening too.

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      7 years ago

      ....well this is my favorite of your new poetic creations. In fact I had to go away (literally) and then come back to your page - so I could read it again!

      Truly you can weave magic ever so sweetly with these words ....... and as if you were waving a magic wand too because it flows so effortlessly ......

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      Kim Lynn 

      7 years ago

      Your words sing through my mind!



    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Denizee, thanks so much! Your comments mean so much~

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      7 years ago

      Enchanting with a beautiful message - voted up!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      ahorseback, thank you, thank you, thank you!

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      7 years ago

      Love it Tnderhrt ! up up up.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      WillStarr, thank you, Kind Sir!

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      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Beautifully written.

      Voted up and awesome!


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