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The Ravages of Time
by Peter Paton

Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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I am extremely busy working on various other important projects, and I am unable to devote the precious time and attention to my normal reviews of your glorious works,.... my apologies are extended to yous all..


We Band of Brothers and Sisters in the Den....;-)


I give you my assurance that I will continue to look in, and view your most accomplished works in the Den, when time permits.


Life moves on relentlessly, and we must all focus our will and clarity, on our personal and collective dreams and aspirations.


God Bless you's are forever in my thoughts and prayers


Your servant Peter Paton



As I view the ravages of time

which have claimed scenes and faces from my landscape

my heart is held in the vice of love and poignancy

sentimentality floods my soul

for those I dearly loved and cherished

I have never served or bowed the knee to anyone

except He, who created me from the Dust

and will reclaim me in the Dust of Time

I have been my own master

answering to no one but myself

true joy and satisfaction I have derived

from those mentors who guided me

from the cradle to where I now am

my philosophy has always been very simple

never harm a single soul or entity in life

and extend love and compassion to all

with no ego or pride in the way

I have walked the course of destiny

with his Word as a Lamp for my feet

no grudge or ill will, did I harbour

to another son or daughter of the One

and as the sun breaks on the horizon

I take my bow before you all


Copyright by Peter Paton 2006
The Ravages of Time
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Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 11/13/2006
Ravages of time or no, you are young and vital, my friend. We see it in your work, and we see it in you. It is why we miss you. It is also why we are happy that you are sticking to your guns. Doing what you are meant to do!! We can only benefit. Your faith, strength and determination ring in this inspiring piece. And this is just one of countless examples. No need to tell you, but always stay you. Keep us posted as time and energy allow. Love and Peace, 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 11/13/2006
Ain't time a mess! Several people I know have lost loved ones over short periods of time, as much as week to week! My good friend just lost her youngest son yesterday. Seems like things are going in cycles again, as if to prepare me for my own series of losses with my elders in the family. But Life is about change, and our ability to change with it as God directs.
blessin's, wonderful poem,
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/11/2006
"I have been my own master
answering to no one but myself"

I can appreciate these sentiments and the whole poem, Peter. Thank yoou for sharing this offering. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by jude forese 11/10/2006
keep well, Peter ... may all the four agreements manifest for you ...
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 11/9/2006

What an exemplary light you are! And undoubtedly, needed, to make straight another path....The LORD is your shield &buckler, and I will always send my prayers before well and be blessed. You will be dearly missed, Good Brother.

Much success to you, Peter
Love&Hugs&Respect, Rhonda
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 11/9/2006
((((((Standing O!!)))))))) Reminds me of Ol Blue Eyes, doing it "my" way. In total admiration of your high degree of self-reliance and self-determination - all couched in a servant heart. Strong and exemplary role-modelling. Thank you for your continued, inexhaustible support of one and all at the Den, and for your always informative and enlightening, empowering writes. Do not fret about the reviewing, but delight us with your presence in whatever way you can WHEN you can. Alas, a pillar in this place will be missing, but your lampstand remains for always. Bless you and desiderata... LOL K xx
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 11/9/2006
You continue to serve us with your sage wisdom, advice, and encouragement, both in your verse and comments...for that I am surely appreciative! We cannot but wish you well, while at the same time miss you. Safe voyage with your endeavors, Peter. Until your return...

Reviewed by Tactfully Naive 11/9/2006
Humble words, Peter, not in the weak sense, but humility based on strength of character and integrity. Take a bow? You surely have passed the audition my friend.
Reviewed by Miss Pandora 11/9/2006
You provide such light and vision with your writes Peter,...success I am sure is assured,...shine on beacon,.... My love and best wishes to you in respect of all your works. hugs Panda :)x
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/9/2006
Another marvelous poem, Peter; and wishing you well on your numerous projects.
Reviewed by Paul Williams 11/9/2006
Best of luck with your projects Peter, we are blessed to be privy to your talents and your sagacity.

Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 11/8/2006
Beautiful way of life: love God, love thy neighbor. Victor
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 11/8/2006
Great as always,stay safe and well peter..
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/8/2006
Peter you are unique, and a friend to all . You are a guiding light and your wisdom is well known! Your faith and strength gives us all a boost and I will miss you, but also know that you are here in spirit and I'm thankful for that! Stay well and tend to what needs doing.You are special!

Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 11/8/2006
Your heart shines through this poem, Peter. Good luck with your work; we'll be glad to hear from you when you can. :-)

Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 11/8/2006
"my philosophy has always been very simple

never harm a single soul or entity in life

and extend love and compassion to all

with no ego or pride in the way"

Your wisdom has always sustained me in so many ways. I know you'll keep the vigil while on the sidelines and through this faith I'll abide until you return. Go in peace with love your guide, as always.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/8/2006
Best of luck with what ever you are doing!!

You will be dearly missed!!

Love tinka
Reviewed by George Carroll 11/8/2006
Hope all goes well with you your inspirational writes will be missed and well as your roamntic trips. Stay well and God Bless your endeavours with success.
Reviewed by J M 11/8/2006
Missed but I know what you mean...about time schedules and projects...
This one is hymble and so enlightening something we all should do especially towards the brethren to be generous,compassionate. As you have always been to me thank you I return this humble bow.
N~Thoughts and prayers we lift the rememberance to the Lord.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 11/8/2006
As Sun Breaks Horizon If It Does,i.e. I Hope You Can Finds Your Way In Dark Of Your Other Senses....

Youir Friend,TRASK
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 11/8/2006
Best of luck with your priorites, I'm sure all your projects will go

Keep on keeping on....
Reviewed by CJ Heck 11/8/2006
A lovely poem, Peter -- please know you will be in our thoughts and prayers. You will be missed, so please take care dear friend and return to us soon.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 11/8/2006
Peter ...

This is ironic. I too have been called away for a season. Life has given us, as a family, a somber detour we must navigate because of the rebellion of one of our children.

I pray the wind always remain in your sails, and that the Light in your heart always remain a trustworthy compass.

In fraternity ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Maria Charlotte 11/8/2006
It is an honor to read your work!

Reviewed by Michelle Mills 11/8/2006
What a lovely write Peter! You are a class act and it is our privilege to know you here at the Den. Blessings, Michelle

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