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The Witness

Clock ticks heard
Time flies by
The sun rises
New day dawns

Rush to work
The traffic jams
Deadlnes to meet
The project stalls

Time for lunch
Food is served
Back to business
Rush for growth

Love then marriage
Children and diapers
Priorities and choices
Arguments and clashes

Kites, boats, games
Dirty little feet
World of fun
And childhood pranks

Sky turns crimson
Birds fly home
Dusk sets in
Streets light up

Old and tired
Age is queer
Weary and wrinkled
Slow and cautious

The cycle continues
Day and night
A silent witness
Sees it all

Timeless and eternal
Pure and infinite
One and only
Substance of all

© copyright skm,  11th Sept. 2011

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  1. September 11, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Really good, evokes the cycle and constancy of life.

  2. September 11, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Well done! Life goes on and on.
    -JD
    http://jdr-beaudoin.blogspot.com

  3. manicddaily
    September 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    You have put samsara down here in a few brief strong lines.

  4. September 11, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Sure can relate to this one–you describe the busy-ness of life so well.

  5. September 12, 2011 at 1:19 am

    So well done and shows how life goes on thank you
    http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/09/08/the-crimson-witch/

  6. September 12, 2011 at 3:21 am

    I like the busy tempo in this and you’ve captured the cycle of life very well here 🙂

  7. September 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    very lovely job.

    love the word play.

    🙂

  8. September 12, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Good one! That’s life…

  9. September 13, 2011 at 5:08 am

    The cycle called Life… So wonderfully framed!

  10. September 13, 2011 at 7:17 am

    The cycle of life and we are but mere spokes?

  11. September 15, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Yeah, the cycle continues. Nicely framed lines 🙂

    Thanks indeed for dropping by my blog!

  12. Ina
    September 16, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    The never ending circle. Well done!

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