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The Hour
by Janet Brice Parker

Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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The hour slides into my thoughts.
I feel a brush across my face,
as if a hot wind was initiating
a plan to hold me captive,
to do itís dirty work and have me
in itís grasp.
The hour is the same each day
A time of dispirited emptiness.
A time that could extend into
intervals without ceasing.
The hostile wind blows heat
into my integral being and creates
raw color within my surroundings.
long shadows and pale sun.
Dead leaves deflate me.
There is no joy in the sound
of animals troding across death.
But, I will take possession of this hour.
I will not remain in distraction
or allow it to clothe me in
itís damp cold attire.
The hour will be mine in glory
and peace.
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Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 1/19/2005
love the action, seize-the-day philosophy
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 1/19/2005
Always live for the moment. Excellant pen
Reviewed by George Jackson 1/19/2005
This is excellent poetry, laced with haunting images. Beautiful.
Reviewed by jude forese 1/19/2005
exceptional composition! extrememly focused ponderance of being ...
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/18/2005
Fantastic write!
Reviewed by Lori Moore 1/18/2005
Another beauty.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 1/18/2005
When an hour holds you in its grasp and has you do its dirty work is a flight of poetic fantasy genius. Kudos!

Ron
Reviewed by Dave Harm 1/18/2005
To live for the hour, not giving into depression - what wonderful thoughts.
Reviewed by Pier Tyler 1/18/2005
Awesome. I'm talking the kind...with my mouth wide open.
Awesome lines...
(Dead leaves deflate me.
There is no joy in the sound
of animals troding across death.
But, I will take possession of this hour.
I will not remain in distraction
or allow it to clothe me in
itís damp cold attire.
The hour will be mine in glory
and peace.)

Simply visionary!
Reviewed by Sue Hess 1/18/2005
wow, you conquered it, in prose at least...this is excellent writing
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 1/18/2005
I really like this one Janet, some profound thoughts, well penned.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 1/18/2005
Although you spent the majority of the well-written poem contemplating woe, you finally, at the end, said what had to be said.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/18/2005
As always your poetry is so full of passion it leaves me without the words to describe how much i like it. Well done Janet.

Felix
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/18/2005
Superb poem Janet! One of your best! You capture the struggle of life's dualities and make the right choice in the end! Fantastic!
I applaud you!;-)

Love, Eileen
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