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A Moment In Time

Rating: 4.9
A Time to live,
a time to die,
life is like a vapor
so short and swift.

A blink of an eye
and it is over
a moment in time
you were ten years old.
A moment in time, you
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Roseann Shawiak 16 October 2013
Very intense and so true, I was just a child yesterday myself. Can't believe how fast life has passed me by. Great poem, thank you for sharing it. RoseAnn
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David Harris 12 April 2007
Jim, you say it so well how we all feel. One moment we are young, the next we are old and the next we are gone. A sad reflection on life, but a true one. Top Marks from me. Thanks for sharing it my friend. David
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Thank you for this eloquent reminder of the relative brevity of life Jim. t x
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Sandra Fowler 05 April 2007
Wishing you many more moments in which to create fine poems like this one. Write on, Jim. As always, Sandra
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Alison Cassidy 04 April 2007
Jim, your poetry rings with truth - and this one is no exception. You tell the reader what they already know, but in such a way as to make it fresh and accessible. Birth to death in the twinkle of an eye. It can seem like a bad dream on a bad day - but on a good one, a joy and a delight. Thanks for this. love, Allie xxxxxxxxxxx
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Marci Made 04 April 2007
Great poem, you got everything right in here about time passing before we can blink.......Am not ready to die now but sure think of things flying by when another year is about to close and up we go, 'in number' only. I really enjoyed reading this. thanks~~~~~~~marci. :)
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Patti Masterman 04 April 2007
So I'm not the only one who thinks this way. I still remember being eight years old, and thinking, the end of my life might seem a million miles away, but it's an illusion; and in the blink of an eye, it will suddenly seem to have all slipped away unnoticed, when I wasn't looking. A very intense poem. It's great.
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Duncan Wyllie 04 April 2007
There is so much in the vapour of your poetry Jim, a clearing of the mist reveals A solid way with words All the best Love duncan X
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