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Previous Challenge Entry (EDITOR'S CHOICE)
Topic: Time (11/15/12)

TITLE: Ticking Time
By vincent lyons
11/19/12
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The hands of time the Master set
He put its works in motion
And though you hear its ticking yet
Don’t be a fool, ignore, forget
Its ticking marks your portion.

Its pendulum’s slow steady sway
Is dull and hypnotizing
And precious time can slip away—
Perhaps it stops to tick one day
Without you realizing?

Tomorrow may not come around
And your yesterdays are ended
Today you hear that pleasing sound
The hands of time still going ‘round—
Will the present be extended??

Take time to ponder on these things
Before the final curtain;
The pendulum so slowly swings
Yet life flies by as if on wings
Your clock will stop—it’s certain.

So use the time God’s given you
Don’t waste one fleeting second;
Seek Him Whose every word is true
He’ll fill your life with good to do
Until your days are reckoned.

For none can know the hour or day
Known only to the Master
But signs of times I dare to say
Would show this time’s not far away---
I think it’s ticking faster!!

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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/22/12
Oh I could so relate to this lovely piece. I'm not sure why but this year has gone faster by tons than any other year. I just want to grab hold and slow it down, but there is a wonderful place in Glory waiting for me.
Beth LaBuff 11/27/12
Your format and meter are super and your word choices are perfect. These are topped only by your uplifting and urgent message. This is top-notch writing!
CD Swanson 11/27/12
In a word - "beautiful."
Thanks. God bless~
Ellen Carr 11/28/12
A lovely poem with a great message. My only suggestion would be to omit the extra ? and ! that you have included. But, I really enjoyed it.
Phyllis Inniss 11/29/12
This a great poem with its reminder that our biological clock is ticking away to the end. I love your delivery.
Margaret Kearley 11/29/12
An excellent and wonderful poem with such an all-important message. Many congratulations on well deserved EC.
Myrna Noyes11/29/12
Excellent poem with such an important message! CONGRATULATIONS on your E.C. win! WAY TO WRITE!! :)
Bea Edwards 11/30/12
Wow another fantastic Time perspective piece-perhaps we should all sit back and ponder 'time'...