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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

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the ad said he could order time

could such a thing be true ?
to bend the crystal movement 
slow things down to think them through 
to make the sun fly up
just like a runaway balloon
one moment, fields of brilliant stars
then blaze of afternoon
to have a life, eternal
grains of sand between one's toes
the master of the moon
and all the ocean's ebbs and flows
the river, quick and speeding
now reduced to gentle pond
a frozen special moment
just before the morning dawned
a long examination
of the path with winding crook
the power to turn back a page
to have a closer look
or spin the clock back all the way
to some primeval scene
at that point he discovered
they just meant a magazine

Submitted: April 26, 2012

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You are the master of the "last line twist". You grab the reader with your beautiful descriptions of turning back time and then out comes the left hook! I don't know how you did it, but you do it soooo well!!!

Thu, April 26th, 2012 4:49am


30 bucks a year and you CAN order time

Wed, April 25th, 2012 9:53pm


Oh you got me again. took me all down that meandering path and into the woods and then the twist dropping me flat but laughing. What a talent for telling tall tales. Never fail to entertain and surprise. wonderful.

Fri, April 27th, 2012 2:47am


tall tales from a short guy :)....thanks Connie

Thu, April 26th, 2012 8:46pm

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