Time Is Up

Time Is Up

Exhausted and drained
Grown tired of the never ending
game
No more rocks in the pile
Can no longer shift the blame
 
Differences to rejoice
Empathy and understanding
to be restored
Walk to towards each other
All avenues explored
 
A time to cast away stones
and a time to gather stones
together
It is now time to forgive
And find the white feather
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
 

Quoting Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 American Standard Version (ASV)
She asked us to take two lines from the complete verse and work them
into our poem, either literally, or as a prompt.

I chose:
" a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together"

Here is the complete verse

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

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  24 comments for “Time Is Up

  1. March 6, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Well done Christine. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      March 6, 2019 at 5:49 pm

      Thank you dear Hélène 💕🙂

  2. March 6, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Especially enamored with the last stanza and that white feather! Great ending.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 6, 2019 at 5:46 pm

      Thank you so much Lillian 💕🙂

  3. March 6, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Yes there is always a time for a white feather…. our planet needs a white feather…..
    https://ivors20.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/its-time/

    • Christine Bolton
      March 6, 2019 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you so much Ivor 🙂💕

  4. March 6, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    “To everything…” – well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 6, 2019 at 5:34 pm

      Thanks V.J. 🙂💕

  5. March 6, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    I like the forgiveness with the white feather at the end.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 6, 2019 at 8:39 pm

      Thanks Frank…it is a peace symbol ✌️😀

  6. March 6, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    “Find the white feather” I’ve never heard that expression, but it’s one I’ll remember. Beautiful write.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 6, 2019 at 8:40 pm

      Thanks Beverly. It’s a symbol of peace ☮️ ✌️

  7. March 6, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Well said.

  8. Christine Bolton
    March 6, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Thank you so much 🙂

  9. March 6, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    These are the lines that most spoke to me,
    “No more rocks in the pile
    Can no longer shift the blame”
    I really like the visual of this and the idea that there is no more opportunity to blame.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 6, 2019 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you so much Ali 🙂 I appreciate it so much

  10. March 6, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    your last line was perfect Christine, after all the hurtful stones thrown and gathered, peace is restored with forgiveness

    • Christine Bolton
      March 7, 2019 at 12:01 am

      Thank you my dear Gina. Always forgiveness to cleanse the soul ♥️

  11. March 6, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    This is beautifully forgiving. 💞

  12. Christine Bolton
    March 7, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Thank you my dear friend 💕🙂

  13. March 7, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Well done, Christine. Excellent ending.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 7, 2019 at 8:03 pm

      Thank you so much Francie 🙂

  14. March 7, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Yes I need that feather. Beautiful piece of work

    • Christine Bolton
      March 7, 2019 at 9:49 pm

      Why, thank you! we all need to find that feather 🙂

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