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Updated on November 17, 2014

Such time in the wilds lately
and cannot help wondering of time
It's such a cruel invention of man's
one to cloud the measured mind

Why did man run to nature with a tape
to measure in his hands
when all he had to do was sit
and treasure the endless lands

Or along the rolling tides he fathoms and
drops those knotted ropes
he even puts the angles onto the side
of distant mountain slopes

Give to him the drink of water and the cup
must show the measure
or touch the satin beauty of a lady
he has to count his treasure

let me have this dawn or evening
sky lit up by the rainbow colors
let me have the touch of a woman I'll
leave that tool with all the others

you cannot measure my love for this life so
slow down and take my hand
when God created this amazing world
he gave us a timeless land

I've thrown away my measuring stick I've cut the knots
from my rope
But now I don't know how far it is to her house
I am such a dimwit dope


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    • ahorseback profile image

      ahorseback 2 years ago

      Hi Ruby , Okay .....done !LOL

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      lol. too funny. Next time instead of using a rope to measure, you might want to use a pedometer...Hee...

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      ahorseback 2 years ago

      fpher! There you are , Thank you my friend !

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Ed.....this piece is mysterious and brings us to a surprise to make us smile. Always good to read your pieces of life, love and laughter...UP++

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      ahorseback 2 years ago

      Oh you devil , I sure love those hugs, but especially the Mwah! My imagination just plain crumbles when you give me those. lol

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      Karen Silverman 2 years ago

      Lol...that's quite the twist at the end dear..

      Just dropping in to give you a big tight HUG!