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Time Paused For Me
by Gwen Dickerson
Wednesday, February 02, 2005
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I tapped Time on its shoulder
and it paused for me, granting me
"Between the Measures of Time" moments
just as it had done for me
so often, before.

I yearned to escape into a reality
where I could linger in infinity's arms
pillowed within cosmic ecstasy
where atoms and sub-particles dance.

There I could merge with a love force
that has flown since before earth's birth.
There I could blissfully linger
where eternity and spirit are one.

And so, Time paused for me
granting me favor ... briefly
letting me rest in a realm of sanity.

Yet all too soon
Time again caught up with me
pulling me within the moment
placing me back into life's "now."

Copyright 2005 by Gwen Dickerson
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Reviewed by jude forese 2/6/2005
fantastic expression of the microcosom and macrocosom exchanging glances ... your perspective of time and love merged into "The Now" is truly inspired ...
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 2/5/2005
Lucky you, time likes you and is on your side.
Nice work

Joy and starlight
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/5/2005
Mystical, mysterious, captivating creation, Gwen. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 2/4/2005
the picture is Awesome!!!
and the peom matched it perfectly
wonder ride here!!!
Reviewed by Sandy Knauer 2/3/2005
Beautiful!! You physically moved me, carrying me through an emotinal roller coaster as I read your words. Great work.
Reviewed by Dale Clark 2/3/2005
The power of the cosmos and how now is all we can really
know or live. Excellent!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/3/2005
Most captivating read Gwen!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/2/2005
Very insightful powerful write.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/2/2005
A truly captivating and marvelous poem and painting, Gwen.
Reviewed by George Carroll 2/2/2005
Escape is wonderful but coming back to the Now isn't. Wonderful celestial write.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/2/2005
A really intriguing piece and the picture was also stunning.
Reviewed by Dave Harm 2/2/2005
We need to pause, we need time... to make time. This is nice...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/2/2005
You drifted in and out of the continuum beautifully Gwen, from time into infinity and back again journeying into celestial realms of quiet time. Wondrously done! Thanks for the trip!

love,eileen
Reviewed by M. B. 2/2/2005
Very very cool way of expressing those moments where times seems to stand still for us. Writing does that for me. I love the graceful manner in which you expressed it here. Beautiful work!
:)
Reviewed by E. Richardson 2/2/2005
good to see your work again...this was worth the wait...well done, Gwen
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/2/2005
Right down to the quarks.

The poem is well wed with the painting.

Guess you took some time out.

AS one must. Love how you capture it here, enabling me to relate.

Sharp thinking poem...
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 2/2/2005
Drifting and dreaming. Beautiful poem, Gwen. Funny that no matter how far afield our imaginations run, we find we're anchored to the present. Nice capture.
Best regards,
Leland
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 2/2/2005
I've missed reading you Gwen, this is beautiful.
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