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As the Pendulum Swings

Time ticks by in the Earth and Sky,
The birds they sing as the Pendulum Swings,
The sun and Moon are setting soon,
and all ears ring as the Pendulum Swings

Seconds make hours and the hours grow sour,
We live our life so full of strife,
The days drag on and tire the the strong,
but our songs we sing as the Pendulum Swings,

We waste our lives on things and lies,
We sit and wait through war and hate,
We live for the now and never ask how,
We don't to a thing as the Pendulum Swings

When will we see that there's more we could be?
That time is a gift, and that it is swift?
We're losing our chance, so lets wake from this trance,
and let us do great things as the Pendulum Swings




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SarasotaWonder said...
Jan. 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm:
Great work with this!!!!!!!! I especially loved the rythmn to it....was saying it outload :) ...and then the message.....JUST GREAT! :) ..... The only thing i noticed was after the seconf stanza you have a comma, but not after any other. is it supposed to be that way? great work!
 
projectwarbird replied...
Jan. 12, 2012 at 12:25 pm :
No, that was a typo, there were several that I noticed after I posted it. For instance I used two the's in the second stanza and I used to instead of do in the third. Thanks for the comment!
 
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AsIAm This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 7, 2012 at 9:59 pm:
HOLY SHISH KABOBS I LOVE THIS. And I'm not just saying that, because really, flattery is not my style. I really, truly adore this, and I added it as a favorite. You've put (very eloquent) words to what I feel. Amazing work, my friend. :)
 
projectwarbird replied...
Jan. 10, 2012 at 7:00 am :
Thank you!
 
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