The stealer’s wheel, a skeleton key

The stealer’s wheel, a skeleton key

A Poem by andrew mitchell

Time was no more
a body snatcher
placing death
upon those
who are mortal
by slowly removing
their youth.

© 2022 andrew mitchell


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I enjoyed this, Andrew. Creative how you started at the end of death, and ended at the beginning of life, with youth. Gives you a real sense of time taking the life right out of you with every second it gives. Cause and effect. Something's always taken when given. Economics calls it "Opportunity Cost". Funny, learned more about life in general than finances in economics. Always a pleasure Andrew. Take care.

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andrew mitchell

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much for a top review. Yes!How true your words ring. Many thanks shy Joe.



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You are right my wise friend. We can't stop time. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Week Ago


Indeed, and their erections in the process.

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andrew mitchell

1 Week Ago

Haha how true John.
John the Baptist

1 Week Ago

Don't mind me. I'm just bitter.
i enjoyed the poem very much andrew. stopped by because of the title, curious if it would be a riff on the old rock bank, but instead found this lovely little ode to mortality

ken

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andrew mitchell

1 Week Ago

Not sure if it was the right title Ken. The reference been stuck in the middle. Thank you for your w.. read more
Feeling this much so as my body aches in places otherwise would cause no grief and sore in places where day to day movement is required. Mortal yes, and youth slipping ever more in frighteningly increasing ways and increments. Thanks for sharing.

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andrew mitchell

1 Week Ago

Thank you for your words Frederick.
"I Don't know why I came her tonight, I have a feeling that something ain't right"---
Cool piece...Quite a good metaphor.
j.

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andrew mitchell

1 Week Ago

Thank you J for your words.
I enjoyed this, Andrew. Creative how you started at the end of death, and ended at the beginning of life, with youth. Gives you a real sense of time taking the life right out of you with every second it gives. Cause and effect. Something's always taken when given. Economics calls it "Opportunity Cost". Funny, learned more about life in general than finances in economics. Always a pleasure Andrew. Take care.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

andrew mitchell

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much for a top review. Yes!How true your words ring. Many thanks shy Joe.

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andrew mitchell

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