Wings of Time

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What was that which just flew by

On wings of a whisper and a sigh ~

The form was vague, the hues o’er cast ~

In to the arms of eager past?

Now ’tis still, it’s ceased to flee,

And I am amazed at what I see.

Hard to perceive when viewed so near ~

Yesterday, last week, entire year.

Wait!  Not yet!  Do not depart!

Didn’t it just recently start?

How can it be?  It’s out of hand.

Nothing worked out like I had planned.

No mountain I see, nor great temple.

The year I built was plain and simple.

But I reflect with kinder view ~

The form its shape, the colors their hue.

At the time I just could not see

The value frustrations could be to me.

What God and I each had in mind

Often differed.  What did I find?

I touched a life and wiped a tear,

I held a child and calmed a fear.

A word of love was passed along,

A happy time was framed with song.

So now ’tis passed, as I’ve reflected,

Wasn’t so bad.  And I’ve erected

Amidst a world of ebb and flow

A loving, shimmering, fleeting rainbow.

Katheryn Maddox Haddad

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