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The Gate of Time

Updated on September 17, 2013
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When I followed the road to the end of the line,
I was hoping to meet...old Father Time

There were yellow flowers...that dotted the ground
with wasteland and shrubbery...spread all around

The lonely gate of time was broken and lay propped
showing that many.... had come here and stopped

There was no music..no birds in the air,
no insects chirping... no noise found anywhere

Show me the way Lord, to get back home
from this lonely gate... to which I did roam

Show me the goodness of your love... once again
which was strong in my heart... so very much then

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      thank you teaches.. you will find it when you are ready .. he will be with you !

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      This is very beautifully written and has a great message. I so want to find the way to peace through the gates of time.

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Rosemay, thank you for great comment ..

      Yes I love this image also , it expresses so much with all the bushes and shrubs .. like the road was forgotten and neglected.. it is sad but so peaceful at the same time

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      Rosemary Sadler 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A beautiful poem Michael. Love the image and it is amazing that such a rusty old gate should inspire such wonderful words. There is beauty in everything if only we open our eyes to see it.

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Amen ..Gypsy .. Amen!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      As long as we let the Lord guide us.

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Mary .. thanks to you, for the awesome comment ..you have put a smile on my face ..!

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      Again a perfect pairing of picture and words. Your beliefs and the beauty of your words mesh with the photos you choose!

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      thank you Eddy

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      The lonely gate of time was broken and lay propped

      showing that many.... had come here and stopped

      Truly beautiful Michael, voted up and shared.

      Eddy.

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      thank you Blossom .. you are such a wonderful woman .. I appreciate your fine comments.!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A beautiful poem with a lovely image to accompany it. We all seem to wander far off at times and it takes some work to get back on the right path. You express it so well.

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      thank you Kim ..your support is appreciated..

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Michael,

      There must be something in the cosmic hub. You are the second person whose poem I have read today, and while you penned very different poems, the passion was present in both. Voted Up/Shared.

      Just beautiful!

      Thank You,

      Kim

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      thank you WND.. give the pups a scratch for me ..!

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Sparklea.. wow ..what a beautiful comment .. you have pierced my mind and found my thoughts.. I must thank you for an awesome comment .. you humble me with so much praise ..I only write the words the Lord gives me .. he deserves all the credit.!

      Michael

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      Beautiful poem, Michael. You are doing great.

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Jackie .. my fond friend.. thank you for the comment .. glad you like my poem and message ..!

      Michael

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      Sparklea 3 years ago from Upstate New York

      Tremendous description to accompany the beautiful picture. Love that you referred to the gate as 'the lonely gate of time.'

      So much was said in so few words. Because when all is said and done, it is easy to waste time.

      It almost appears to me that the gate was not only lonely, it looks 'sad.' Like it's trying to convey a message - to use time wisely, not to waste it...because isn't that how one may feel as he/she approaches the end of their days? Like that gate, old looking, forlorn, too tired to go on...causing it to lean, no longer able to stand. Like it is just too late.

      Your praying to show you the way to get back home ...wanting to escape the sad and lonely place, devoid of birds and insects, where you want to embrace life instead of giving up, is how I perceive this excellent write.

      You did a terrific job which is why you are such a good writer. You manifest simplicity while conveying huge messages. Voted up, awesome and beautiful. God bless you real good, Sparklea :)

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Beautiful poem Michael that has been the prayer on so many lips. Fantastic style and love the image. ^

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      thank you ..Chris ..1

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      Scarface1300 3 years ago

      A beautiful poem. I loved it, Bravo Michael you are going from strength to strength. I am so glad you stayed with us on hubpages. Best wishes

      Chris