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Harness of Time

by James Blaylock

her heart longed for
the gentle kiss of time,

and although life had
dealt her some blows,

her spirit was never
hindered by the mountains,

in fact the burdens caused her to
grow stronger, wiser and more caring...

nothing harmed her
more than she allowed


Posted on 03/11/2011
Copyright © 2022 James Blaylock

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Glenn Currier on 03/11/11 at 06:31 PM

My stanza - #3. I like the way these lines soar. Maybe most of all I love the genius title. It could be a good challenge prompt for us here on pathetic.org. Welcome to the website, James. I am familiar with your work outside of this site and know that you will be a huge asset to our community here. I look forward to many more poems to be posted here.

Posted by Clara Mae Gregory on 03/11/11 at 06:52 PM

I like what I have read so far. I especially like the last line of this....it is a powerful truth. Welcome to Pathetic,James! :)

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 03/11/11 at 07:42 PM

This is a very thoughtful poem, measured in its presentation, the last two lines giving the true strength of this person. Welcome.

Posted by George Hoerner on 03/11/11 at 08:30 PM

I liked this piece well enough to vote for your joining our club here. I like to think of it as the country club of words although you'll find they do get out-of-sorts here at times. I enjoyed this piece and upon rereading realize it is subjects control of her life that I appreciate. I find I live to close to the abyss to be able to control things that well. As all the above have said, welcome to pathetic. I look forward to more and more.

Posted by Laurie Blum on 03/11/11 at 08:49 PM

This is just my kind of poem. Short and sweet, yet the images it creates in my minds eye and the emotions the words invoke all come together in a touching piece. Welcome to Pathetic James.

Posted by Paul Lastovica on 03/11/11 at 09:01 PM

These lines should be on every fridge the world over. Welcome :)

Posted by Dave Fitzgerald on 03/11/11 at 09:31 PM

Welcome to Pathetic James. Nice write

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 03/11/11 at 10:39 PM

her spirit was never hindered by the mountains
a clincher in a fine poem

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 03/11/11 at 11:16 PM

well done, James. welcome to Pathetic.

Posted by Jim Benz on 03/11/11 at 11:33 PM

I like the spirit of this James. Glenn told me I should check you out, so I'll look forward to seeing more of your contributions here.

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