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The Hands of Time

Updated on May 3, 2011
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The Hands of Time

Upon the face of every time piece,
the second hand is never still,
ticking off each moment passing
to pave the path to minute's will.

Sixty seconds make the minute
and sixty minutes lend the hour...
Once its gone, it fades forever,
banished, then, to History's Tower.

Each hour moves the little hand,
from twelve to twelve, and, then, again.
Twice around the dozen markers
ends the day without amen.

Seven double revolutions
around the face those hands do twelve,
build seven days into a week
and onward into Time, they delve.

Four weeks accrue into a month.
A month, for most, consists of four...
and twelve of these construct a year,
to stand await at History's door.

Immortal wings, both sight and soundless
carry Time into each dawn.
Each moment, fleet, if gone unnoticed...
vanishes and is, thus, foregone.

Time is a gift, to each, it's present.
If killed or wasted, is forever lost.
Behooves us all to make it worthy
of its dear impending cost.

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."

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      tnderhrt23 5 years ago

      BeyondMax, thank you. This is one of my own personal favorites. I am thrilled you like it!

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Timeless, limitless piece, Marsha, such a breathtaking event, wow! I am truly stunned.

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick, thank you kindly! Have a wonderful Easter!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Really enjoyed this. Where have l been from your page for so long ? Take care.

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      star, thank you! I so love it when you visit! And your comments just make me beam! love ya too!!!

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      Annette Donaldson 7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Hello my dear friend, another awesome poem from the pen of tndrhrt23. Your prose is amazing. So true that what has passed if only by minutes is history. No turning back, lots of mistakes can be mended but never forgotten. love ya girl.x

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      samiaali, thank you! I am always grateful for your visit and comment!

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      samiaali 7 years ago

      Another great poem tnderhrt23! I loved it! :)

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      attemptedhumour, This is high praise, indeed! Your comment has made my day, Kind Sir! Thank you!

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      attemptedhumour 7 years ago from Australia

      Time just stoodeth still. Not only is the subject brilliantly observed but the execution is timeless. I love to read inspired creative thoughts, such as these. Like an expensive clock this poem belongs in an ornate carved wooden casing. Cheers.

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Awww Epi, thank you! I would definitely have to agree I am some kind of anomaly...lol...let me know if you find that parallel universe...it might be worth checking out!!! Hugs!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      cat, thank you! What a sweet compliment! I so appreciate it!

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      ...I may have to check out another parallel universe to see if anyone else writes quite like you .... but you are certainly a creative anomaly here on this planet of ours ......

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      Catherine Tally 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      tnderhrt,

      so beautifully done as are all your poems- each moment IS precious because we don't know how much time we have left. When I was reading this, I felt like I was back in my favorite English class reading the works of Frost, Kilmer, Dickinson, etal. What a treat! Thank you :>)

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      PenMePretty, tis true! Thank you!

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      PenMePretty 7 years ago

      Be aware of the moment or we miss life at its fullest.

      A timeless piece.

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      mum, I know exactly what you mean...thank you for your thoughtful comment! Hugs!

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      Bumpsysmum 7 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      "Sixty seconds make the minute

      and sixty minutes lend the hour...

      Once its gone, it fades forever,

      banished, then, to History's Tower."

      I do try so hard not to waste my time, it gets more precious as I get older, but even more so now when I've looked the end full in the face it takes on a whole new dimension, not enough of it to do all the things I want, great topic and well written :-)

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Thank you, Eiddwen!

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      Eiddwen 7 years ago from Wales

      A great hub.

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      You are so right, Spirit Whisperer...Time pauses for none! Hugs and thanks!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Gypsy, thank you! I so appreciate your visit and awesome comment!

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      Xavier Nathan 7 years ago from Isle of Man

      Time nor tide waits for no man! Thank you.

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      Gypsy48 7 years ago

      Excellent poem! You have outdone yourself again. Time is priceless.

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Truckstop Sally, thank you! The last stanza is my favorite! I appreciate your visit!

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      Truckstop Sally 7 years ago

      Your last stanza is amazing!

      Time is a gift, to each, it's present.

      If killed or wasted, is forever lost.

      Behooves us all to make it worthy

      of its dear impending cost.

      Love the pictures too!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Ruby, this came as a gift, to remind me that time, if wasted is lost. I seem to be spending too much time waiting, for what, I do not know, but waiting, none the less, and needed a little gentle persuasion, as it were...I just feel compelled to share the message! Thank you, for your faithful support! Hugs!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Thank you, weed. Math is one of my strong suits, in the grand scheme of things. Your visit is appreciated, and was missed.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is wonderful Marsha!! Reminds me not to waste time..Every minute is important. Thank you.

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      tumblintumblweed 7 years ago

      Well Ms tnderhrt... I think enough time has passed..anyways,you've got my head in a spin over this one,but done very well.I'm sure you did the math,too.....tempus fugit!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      anglnwu, Thank you! Time is a commodity I have too much of on my hands right now and this little write was a reminder to me to seek ways to use it wisely...that seems to be how alot of my writing goes...messages to me personally...lol. I appreciate you and your visit! Hugs!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Leptirela, Thank you so much....you described be quite well..."unique and a lil funny!" I appreciate you!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      bb, thank you. It sounds like you are unfolding into something wild and wonderful! Your energy is contagious, even from afar! Lots of love!

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      anglnwu 7 years ago

      Very nicely done. I feel the passing of time and how we need to use them wisely through the poem. Rated up.

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      Leptirela 7 years ago from I don't know half the time

      heheh EXCELLENT HUB :)

      Enjoyed it so much, this is unique despite it being a lil' funny.

      Thank you for sharing :)

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      bbnix 7 years ago from Southern California

      Ahh, my two greatest writer loves. I have to say it's so quite amazing, the two of you are here, not just here at hubs, but here with this one bub.

      Just a bit more of your patience for a picture is now facing us,

      a strong will of lets now start for the three of us to impart, and I don't mean just our play, for I'll a bit write today, but I'm also talking of a stand to sculpt your two's words so grand.

      I now know its true, that what you two do, is the gift for my embrace, for which we'll all race - into the future, that is...

      I now see its clear that my sculpture is as dear that the three of us can reach the highest of highs by working as one peer.

      I can promote Bellas sweet book and Tenders sweet hook and together we'll change a world for all's look..

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      bella, that is the silliest thing I have ever heard out of your pen! Flattering, but silly! To be perfectly honest with you, I am struggling with my Muse, as well...but patience and perseverance, along with a tender, open heart is the key...you are a powerful writer with a deep desire to affect the world in which you live...a willing vessel who is being used to give hope where none has been...who could ask for more? You are "blooming where you are planted" and gracing the garden of the King! Be at peace, Girl! I love you, lots, and am deeply inspired by your spirit!

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      Erica Sanchez 7 years ago from California

      Oh Tnder How I wished my poetry was as great as yours! You turn anything into a masterpiece your work keeps rising just like the sun every morning :)

      smiles :)

      bella

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