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A Distant Time

Before I go
I’ll skip a stone
Rings counted in the wake

Look back and smile
Before I go
Reflections on the lake

The time has come
Beyond the fields
My journey starts today

No wish to wait
The time has come
Forthwith and underway…

A house of clouds
Above the hill
Its door propped open wide

I say my prayers
Then cross my heart
Up stairs, to step inside

© 2021 Phil Perkins

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from


31 responses to “Poem”

  1. vermavkv Avatar

    Beautiful Poem..

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you, Vijay 👍

  2. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar

    Wow, what a powerful poem Phil. So reflective. Love it! ❤🥰💖

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you so much, my friend ~ I wish you a restful day, dear Kym. Take care 🙏😊💖

      1. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar

        You do the same Phil. Thanks so much. 🤗💖😊

  3. jmankowsky Avatar
    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you 🙏😊

  4. Aaysid Avatar

    Brilliantly composed! 👍

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you for your kind words, dear Aaysid ~ much appreciated & I’m glad you enjoyed my poetry 🤗🌹

      1. Aaysid Avatar

        You are most welcome. Looking forward to

  5. House of Heart Avatar

    Beautiful poem Phil. I love skipping stones 🌼

    1. Phil Avatar

      I’m so glad you enjoyed my poem and I appreciate your kind comment, dear Holly. Thanks for stopping by & I wish you a great day 🤗🌹

      1. House of Heart Avatar

        Thank you dear Phil! It’s always a pleasure 🤗🌹

  6. Michele Lee Avatar

    A peaceful and accepting reflection on an experience everyone will face, but not everyone wants to talk (or write about). Moving poem, Phil. Beautiful intro. 💖

    1. Phil Avatar

      I appreciate your thoughtful comments 💖 and it pleases me to learn you’ve enjoyed my poem. Your input is always welcome and the presence of your beauty elevates my outlook. Stay cool, Michele.

  7. BallesWorld Avatar

    A wonderful poem. I liked it very much, my dear friend 😍🤗

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you so much, my dear friend Balle 💖 I’m glad you enjoyed it, and wish you a great day 🤗🌹

      1. BallesWorld Avatar

        With pleasure 😊 Thank you very much Phil, I wish you a wonderful day too 🌞🌞

        1. Phil Avatar

          Thank you Balle 🙏😊

  8. tiffanyarpdaleo Avatar

    Wow! Nicely done, Phil!

    1. Phil Avatar

      So glad you like it, my friend 🎨 Wishing you a wonderful week ahead 👍

  9. Inge David Avatar

    Mooi gedicht en doordachte woorden! ❤️

    1. Phil Avatar

      Ik waardeer je vriendelijkheid, lieve Inge ~ je bent een lieverd! Thank you ❤️

  10. diespringerin Avatar

    I can see all that …. :), like a movie …

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you, dear Silvia ~ I’m glad you like my poem, and wish for you a wonderful weekend! 🤗🌹

  11. Saima.SK Avatar

    Beautiful expression, Phil 🙂 love reading it👍💕

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you, Saima ~ much appreciated! 🤗

      1. Saima.SK Avatar

        My pleasure, Phil🙂

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