Time

Time

A Poem by Rick Puetter
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Lyrics to the beautiful music composed by my friend, Skip Powers.

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Photographer: Andreas Manessinger, manessinger.com.

Source: Time Passing In The Cloister (II). License:  Creative Commons Share Alike 2.0 Generic.



Time

Music by Emmett Powers

Lyrics by Richard Puetter

 

Lyrics for "Time".  The soundtrack for “Time” can be found at  https://soundcloud.com/skip-powers/serenity, If you want the music to play while reading, right click and open in a new window and start the music playing.  Then enjoy.

 

Time,

I have known you

You have known me

We shared life’s pain together

 

Once,

I was alone

I held but tears

Soul in despair--painful

 

Then,

I had empty hours

I had empty days

I had empty years

 

Time,

I knew not of life’s joy

I never knew love

Was forsaken--empty

 

Then,

Came a welcome time

And a joyous day

When awoke my dreams

 

Now,

Did I first gaze love’s eyes

How I swelled with hope

Yes, I felt whole, then

 

Time,

Now I know where joy lies

Time, now I know my heart’s place

And, now in such peace I can rest there

By her grace, my soul’s been rescued

 

Time,

I have found Love

I have found Peace

I have found Life

Now, I have Strength

Now, I have Dreams

I have such Hope

Now I can love

 

Now,

I have been saved

I am redeemed

I am restored

Now, I’m alive

Filled with such Joy

My life fulfilled

All through her love


...And how I love her

 

 

 

©2015, Emmett Powers and Richard Puetter


© 2016 Rick Puetter



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It is surprising what love can do! You lovely poem celebrates the joy and wholeness we feel when we find the 'right' one. I like the structure of your poem as it leads from 'time once' to 'time then' to 'time now' ending on the simple, but sincere line, '... And how I love her.' But we must remember that we can feel love in out hearts, even if there is no 'object'.!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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It is surprising what love can do! You lovely poem celebrates the joy and wholeness we feel when we find the 'right' one. I like the structure of your poem as it leads from 'time once' to 'time then' to 'time now' ending on the simple, but sincere line, '... And how I love her.' But we must remember that we can feel love in out hearts, even if there is no 'object'.!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautiful! As I read, I envisioned a caterpillar, a cocoon, the chrysalis, then the butterfly, that evolution to winged freedom where the soul can fly. Love has set you free. I love your wings.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Seems like when anything good happens
We want to tell time
It was all worth it
The wait and patience
Time is the currency of it all

I really like this piece Rick


Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is such a soothing read! I liked the flow in it! Good work ☺

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This was beautifully written, the cycle of love over time. Thank you for sharing this.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Inspiring Rick, a beautifully woven lyric and one that gives hope for those reaching for such light. Nicely balanced and voiced, beautiful music as well, really haunting and heartfelt. A most potent and poignant song...

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very good. Unlike chansons précédentes, I find the sad dip low rising quite exciting! I highly, highly approve.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is quite a happy and inspirational story, Rick. If only we all could have such a love.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dear Rick,

Time begins for each individual when we take our first breath, and ends in this life with the last breath we take. We are changed, we are transformed during the stages of existence. We know the love of our family, we develop friendships, and life continues as the "Now" blends with the Past.

The image you have chosen beautifully illustrates the long progression of events that brings us to the present; again I refer to the beginning and the end. The music is soothing, and settles on one like a gentle breeze blowing in from the ocean.

As ever, when joy is found one is able to fully comprehend the journey we take in getting to that place; sorrow and pain comes as well in this journey but it is when we feel the joy we are able to deal with the sorrow and pain that allows us to be redeemed.

And it is love that meshes every second, every day, every year together into that which becomes timeless as it is love that is not defeated.

A beautiful piece of music by your friend Skip has served as wonderful inspiration for your words which bring it to life in a timeless sort of way!

Best Regards,
Sheila

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The lyrics and melody of music played in your mind is the balance of time and place where the heart wants to be. Beautiful!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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