Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Stopwatch-Case

PAD Challenge day 3: today is a Two-for-Tuesday prompt, which means you can pick one prompt or the other, do both separately, or mix both together. 
Do whatever makes you feel good. Here are the prompts:
  1. Write a stop poem.
  2. Write a don’t stop poem.
Remember: These prompts are just springboards;
 you have the freedom to jump in any direction you want.


Instead of don't stop-stop it's a stop-start theme...


When the heart stops, then starts the part
Where Time’s line disappears
Of ‘ten thousand years are like a day
A day ten-thousand years’

Death’s stopwatch veiled in pulses
Is the matrix of a law
That starts The Very Thing that stops
Us in our tracks with awe

No fist can threaten it to naught
No lie can alter fact
The bare essential of Time caught
In One Momentous act

…when the heart stops and starts the part
Where Time’s line disappears
And ten thousand years are like a day
A day, ten thousand years

The preacher pounds the pulpit
For this cause because the soul
Is not stopped by life’s sudden pause
But proceeds to its goal

For we are more than scar-dust tossed
Upon time's winds of change
Within us ticks a stop-watch, love
That one breath will estrange


…when the heart stops and starts the part
Where Time’s line disappears
And ten thousand years are like a day
A day, ten thousand years



© Janet Martin

 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, 
what kind of people ought you to be? 
You ought to live holy and godly lives...
2 Pet.3:11

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