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Time Tunnel
by Ronald W. Hull
Sunday, January 11, 2004
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Time Tunnel

Time is a tunnel we all must travel alone.
Our speed is astronomical; we cannot intone.

Nestled in our Eden, we keep our own score,
Counting suns, moons, … seasons, to the four.

And so our time is honored to even be aware.
Counted to accumulate and predict ones share.

Of the Universe's great revolving plan,
Gravity to the center while spinning out again.

We rotate with our Earth once every single day.
Twenty-five thousand mph on a windless bay.

While our home circles its Sun in airless grace.
Sol rides the Milky Way with astounding pace.

Who knows what the Milky Way sails around?
At a velocity approaching light profound.

In the womb our time tunnel has no ends.
Both ends open with the light birth sends.

Gradually aware of the time that we have,
We fill it with activity needed to live.

Some grow tunnels deep; some grow them wide.
No way to know which is right until the other side.

Relentless the rotation though we cannot abide.
Our tunnels grow to wisdom and then subside.

Until death closes our tunnels in,
While the tunnel of time continues to spin.

Copyright 2004 © Ronald W. Hull


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Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 2/16/2004
Simply Awesome! Well done, Ron.
Reviewed by Patricia Gomes 1/19/2004
I like this best of all:

"...Some grow tunnels deep; some grow them wide.
No way to know which is right until the other side..."

How very astute.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 1/14/2004
This was outstanding, excellent thoughts here,

Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 1/14/2004
great poem Ron
Reviewed by A PAX 1/14/2004
Very Good!!!
Reviewed by jude forese 1/11/2004
a timeless journey into your porbing mind ... well done, poet!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/11/2004
yes!! thought provoking write Ronald!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sheila Jones (Reader) 1/11/2004
This is certainly thought provoking, and the picture is beautiful!
Wonderfully composed piece Ron!

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/11/2004
A thought-provoking piece of creativity, Ron. Thank you. Love and peace, Regis.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/11/2004
Fantastic write Ronald! Love the sentiments and the photo...
Reviewed by George Carroll 1/11/2004
Out of this world and amazing what our minds can conjecture.
Reviewed by Larry Rochelle 1/11/2004
Space tunnels, space spin. And what's profound, whether you believe Creation theory, Big Bang, or a combination of both, the universe is expanding and, contrary to what science thought about it eventually slowing down, the universe has increased its speed away from its start, as measured by Doppler Radar. Thanks for opening this mystery again, Ronald
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 1/11/2004
Ditto. :o)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/11/2004
Thought provoking write!
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