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Author Name: FreeMarkS 6 Comments
Date Added: October 22, 2009 17:10:03 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Tides Of Time.
The Tides Of Time

Upon the swirling tides of time,
For want of reason and of rhyme,
A soul is taken by the flood,
Its vessel made of flesh and blood.

He sails with youthful innocence,
On seas of inexperience,
To be the master of his fate,
His fledgling spirit cannot wait.

And so the tides begin to teem,
As torrents soon replace the stream.
While innocence receives its knocks,
His youth is dashed upon the rocks.

Though flesh is torn and sinews strained,
Wisdom is learned and prudence gained.
And as the tides outrun the past,
His innocence is gone at last.

He rides the current to the sea,
His thoughts filled with uncertainty.
Though new adventures, there, await,
He's not the master of his fate.

Amid the songs of cherubim,
He sees the twilight skies grow dim.
Then bathed in holy light, sublime;
He's lifted from the tides of time.

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Comment By: FreeMelody on March 10, 2010 06:08:19 AM Report
I read this more as a metaphor of life in general. But even if I'm wrong the rhyme and flow was excellent. Written from a talented pen :}
Comment By: FreeJennifer on March 8, 2010 11:11:27 AM Report
congrats! really good poetry so deserving of the award!

Comment By: FreeAndrew on March 8, 2010 10:14:42 AM Report
congratulations on collecting this award - you've penned a strong work meriting such recognition - your closing stanza really makes a strong statement.
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on March 8, 2010 08:23:31 AM Report
Mark:  congratulations for the Feature Poem Award for this excellent write.  Keep up the good writes.


Lady Dragonwyck

Comment By: FreeThomas Heath on March 8, 2010 07:00:03 AM Report
great poem, the 'tides of time' is allegorical to Shakespeare's play 'Julius Caesar'?


wow i'm smart!


Great poem loved


worthy of an award

Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on October 23, 2009 12:20:50 AM Report
Wow ....    we never know when we will leave, do we?       Gene


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