Goldfinch60

Time No Longer.



It is the one thing that is always there,

Always there in our lives,

It is both consistent and inconsistent.

Sometimes when things go badly

It just does not seem to move at all,

But when things are going well

It moves so quickly as if flying.

Time never stops,

It measures the length of our lives.

Those lives may have many years,

Or few seconds,

Each life is timed.

Flowing through our time,

Our time on this earth is our Spirit.

Our Spirit is always with us,

Never stops being with us,

Has always been there,

As it was before our birth.

As our earthly body ceases to exist

Our Spirit goes forward to infinity,

And as our Spirit goes on

We come to know

That time is irrelevant,

As there will be time no longer.

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 19th, 2017 02:27
  • Comment from author about the poem: This came about through listening to a radio programme comparing various versions of Messiaens \\\"Quartet for the End of Time\\\". I have listened to this many, many times and am intrigued by it as there is so much in it. As I was laying in bed this morning the words of the poem came to me. \r\n\r\nThe music refers to Revelations Chapter 10 Verse 6 \r\nRevelation 10:5-7King James Version (KJV)\r\n5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,\r\n6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:\r\n7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.\r\n\r\nThe seventh movement of the piece refers to this.\r\n\r\nMessiaen – Quartet for the End of Time.\r\nFor the seventh movement, “Tangle of Rainbows, for the Angel Announcing the End of Time,” the angel returns amid floating, open harmonies that manage to be both airy and suspenseful. The waiting mood gives way to a sudden pulsing energy.\r\n
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Comments6

  • orchidee

    A very fine write. There's a bit where it says there is silence for half an hour (that may be literally 30 mins, or symbolic). Either way it seems a strange silence. What next? Something awesome, foreboding, dramatic, or what? We can read on in Revelation to find out.

    • Goldfinch60

      Revelations is a good though sometimes puzzling book to read.

      • orchidee

        Is my porkie pie nonsense puzzling too?! heehee. Ahh the beasts with 7 heads and 10 horns, etc. They're in 'Neighbours' I believe!

      • orchidee

        Also there is 'time, times, and half a time'. Some see this as symbolic; some take it as 3 and a half literal years.

      • Hopey_xx

        Great write!

      • orchidee

        Oops one more, to be daft - there's time no longer for me to wait for my pork pies. I'm gonna scoff one! heehee.

      • poetboy5454

        Wonderful!

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you, much appreciated.

        • Mr. Lamar Ingraham

          You were a magician of language, and it would be most respectful, perhaps even ethical, not to look too closely into the workings of your magic. But it’s to the brilliance of your credit that analysis of your methods does nothing to erode the joy of amazing stories. Like all good magic, YOURS just cannot be explained away. And thank God for that.



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