Fay Vietmeier

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"Moments Frozen in Time"

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"The time will come when temporal shall cease.
This time revolving wheel shall rest in peace:
No summer then shall glow, nor winter freeze;
Everything shall be to come … all that’s past is past,
A new age … an eternal now shall ever last." ~ Petrarch


“Moments frozen in time”

The loveliest things … we hold dear to our heart

The freezing of moments … are framed just like art

The “circle-of-life” is a “circle-of-love”

The weaving of hearts … when two become one

The sharing of life … and days in the sun

Solemn vows spoken … “I’ll love you forever"

Heart-promises exchanged … a perfect treasure


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Then JOY of parents … the gift of a child

New LIFE … endless SMILES … entirely beguiled

The scent of a baby is sweeter … than sweet

If blessed to have many then sweetness repeats

Children … running … and playing

Laughing … crying … and hugging

Learning … yearning … and reaching

Dreaming … growing … and leaving

Finding their place in our hearts

… Moments frozen in time …

Finding their place in the world

… Moments frozen in time …


Epiphanies & "300 Violins" Symphonies & catastrophes

… More moments to freeze …


For some solemn vows can be broken

“Forever” should not have been spoken

“Forever” ended yesterday

“I can no longer stay”

Happiness is NEVER two … minus one

Tell the man in the moon to darken the sun

Love was cut short … but time will go on

… Unfrozen …


“Sometimes I wish I never had to sleep. Sometimes I think that if I stay very, very still, if I never move at all, things will change. I think if I freeze myself I can freeze the pain. Sometimes I won't move for hours. I will not move an inch. If time stands still nothing can go wrong” ~ Tahereh Mafi


Some moments are frozen as ice

Catastrophes seem a rolling of dice

Fires & floods and hurricanes …

Famines & droughts … pray for food & rains

Tragedies strike … devastation remains

Tears are a balm ... not held to refrain

But press the shutter … and pause the pain

Because grief held inside is a runaway train


Death & loss have freezing powers

Like planes crashing into towers

Changing lives in briefest hours

… Time seems halted …

Against a glorious blue sky

Frozen in the mind's eye


Will the loss of a child or the loss of a spouse

Cause light and LOVE to leave your house?


Time can’t be halted … and grief can’t be rushed

A heart that is broken … cannot be un-crushed


For heroes and martyrs’ … lives NOT lost in vain

Their song will live on and their memory remain

… Frozen in time …


And then there are moments of healing & grace

“Not guilty” … “forgiven” …“cancer free - no trace”


There are so many moments that indeed can freeze time

Now in * “fem-to-second” time … I freeze to end this rhyme ;~)


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We do not remember days, we remember moments.” ~ Cesare Pavese



“Moments frozen in time” … flow out these lines from "The Covering”

... If time could freeze …

I would paint forever pictures

Then frame them on the walls of my mind

Of all the people I love

Those who touched my heart … with their heart

Some for a lifetime and some for a day

Are kept my heart … and always will stay

… Moments frozen in time …

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/the-covering

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I have a Friend who abides with me

... but He is a Spirit you can’t see ...

He formed the earth and by name, knows each star

He’s ever so near … though he seems to be far

Our days & our times are held in His Hands

LOVE & Grace are the heart of His purpose & plans


This poem was inspired by and is dedicated to the “best of bees” @AliAnani for “Freezing Time”

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/freezing-time

And

@LisaVanderburg for her comment: “Frozen time moments … usually reserved for catastrophe or the birth of my children”


*“fem-to-second” time /one quadrillionth of a second.


May 7th 2020 this poem will be published by Spillwords 

https://spillwords.com/ moments-frozen-in-time/

https://spillwords.com/author/ faymarmalich-vietmeier/

January 18th, 2020 on beBee 

I write: “In His Light”~ Fay Vietmeier

If my words make you think … Great ;~)

As “iron-sharpens-iron” … I enjoy bantering with other BEES … your feedback is as “honey”

A glimpse of the “Bee” called “me” ;~)

My caring nature makes me an advocate. My curious nature makes me a “queen of questions” … but gifted with the ability to listen ;~) I am a woman of deep faith, a blessed mother, a voracious reader, a blossoming writer, a grateful person, and a lover of beauty … I treasure TRUTH, family, true friendships and my loyal clients ... enjoy traveling, learning, good movies, good wine and golf. I’m a “heart-to-heart” communicator.

https://www.bebee.com/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania

https://www.linkedin.com/in/faymarmalichvietmeier/detail/recent-activity/



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Fay Vietmeier

6 months ago #23

@Farooq Omar 

You always say you are “no poet” .. but to me you are ;~)

Thank you for reminding me that .. Words are like water .. 

Just like the sea, the waves are diverse consistently. 

Every so often the water is quiet. 

On different days the water is empowered. 

Some of the time there's a calm. 

On different occasions, there are waves so enormous 

.. you would prefer not to go in by any stretch of the imagination

 

Words & Water have that kind of power.

 

 

Farooq Omar

10 months ago #22

Dear Fay, your verse is basically amazing. I made a decent attempt to remark which could legitimize what I feel each time your contemplations loaded up with the aroma of harmony, care, love, and astuteness. This is I can (maybe) have the option to communicate and pass on my sentiments, directed by my spirit. "Waves crash delicately upon the shore as the tide jobs in-n-out. A semi-amazing breeze cools the air Standing 5K up, I make myself fully aware of an OmniVision ° perspective on the Green Mountains. The wind stirring the leaves of the trees. Furthermore, every time I read your verse, it resembles, Just like the sea, the waves are diverse consistently. Every so often the water is quiet. On different days the water is empowered. Some of the time there's a calm. On different occasions, there are waves so enormous you would prefer not to go in by any stretch of the imagination... So profound !!!

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #21

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Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Thank you for looking Franci ... I went back to look at my email "Moments Frozen in Time" will be published on 5/7/20 at 2am Eastern Time (ET) Below is the link to it once published that you can use to promote your work on Spillwords.com https://spillwords.com/moments-frozen-in-time/ When they say "promote your work" ... is that sharing via other social media? (Twitter-LI-FB) linking to a blog
#24
Congrats, Fay Vietmeier. I found "BLUEBERRY BANTER & BLUEBERRY BLUES" and I will look for "Moments Frozen in Time".

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #19

Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Did not mention but it is on May 7th I believe Many thanks Franci for your support and caring ;~) I am a grateful bee ;~) Have since submitted several of my posts related to COVID-19 Not sure if you have visited here ... my apology if you have ;~) “Papercuts to the heart” a side-effect of social distancing https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/paper-cuts-to-the-heart-a-side-effect-of-social-distancing “Redeem the Time” https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/redeem-the-time “Worms, Worriers, and Warriors” https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/worms-worriers-and-warriors

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #18

Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Hello Franci~ hope you are well ... sharing with you that Moments Frozen in Time will be published on Spillwords ... I thank you for pointing out this resource ;~) vhttps://spillwords.com/moments-frozen-in-time/ https://spillwords.com/author/faymarmalich-vietmeier/

Fay Vietmeier

2 years ago #17

#20
Preston \ud83d\udc1d Vander Ven Thank you also for your sweet-sharing "Moments Frozen in Time" ... this bee is honored ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

2 years ago #16

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Preston \ud83d\udc1d Vander Ven Preston ~ many thanks for reading and affirming this bee's way of thinking ;~) Truly your feedback in this regard is as "honey" Wishing God's rich wisdom & blessings upon your life & work ~ Fay

Fay Vietmeier

2 years ago #15

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Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Your reading and thoughtful words are always meaningful to the bee called "me" Thanks Franci
Fay Vietmeier, your poem is beautifully lyrical and heartfelt. Frozen in time - if we could only let it be what it's meant to be.

Fay Vietmeier

2 years ago #13

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Thank you Ali for missing this bee ... my normal practice is as yours to responsively respond To share with me that I am a "spiritual mentor" is more meaningful than words can capture ... your words are in my heart ... and I shall treasure them ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

2 years ago #12

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John Rylance John~ Thank you for reading & your rich comment “A picture is simply a moment frozen in time” The pictures we carry in our heart & mind cannot be erased … even as time passes Thank you for your lovely comment ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

2 years ago #11

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Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado Oswaldo~ you are at heart a peace-maker … an ambassador … a poet If we all lived more from the heart … we would “find the path” be the “bridges” you speak of Strength & determination are required (of heart-mind-spirit)

Fay Vietmeier

2 years ago #10

#5
Joel Anderson From a man of brevity ;~) Praise ;~) Thanks Joel for reading & responding ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

2 years ago #9

#4
Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado Oswaldo~ The poet in you shines in these lines Oswaldo “Like stones that do not lie and are eternal beauty” “Like the stars that illuminate the deep identity of the eternal reason of time” These lines I have memorialized in another poem in my “bee-famous drafts” ;~)
#9
Dear mentor spiritual Fay Vietmeier I say dear and not my dear because you aren't only spiritual mentor for me, but for many readers as well. I am relieved that you "reappeared" following the publication of your lovely poem. I am glad you were away for a good reason.

Fay Vietmeier

2 years ago #7

#3
Lisa Vanderburg Truly Lisa … your response is equally moving & poignant … to “bring tears” with words … requires they fall on a receptive & tender heart “Set free” (this is the title that comes to me in these lines) I fear the wont of holding on…To me it is untrue. Should gripping fierce do stay my hand, I rather it be you. This is a poem waiting to be written ;~) Lisa

Fay Vietmeier

2 years ago #6

#2
Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado Oswaldo~ Thank you for your always thoughtful … poetic responses "Moments frozen in time" are “Sacred times” … “Sacred recognition's” “Time allows us to recognize, "Reach for the past & the present in our lives" … and I would add “Sacred reflections”

Fay Vietmeier

2 years ago #5

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Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee My dearest Professor~ I am unceasingly grateful for your faithful reading & though-FULL comments (due to working at a trade show over the weekend I’m delayed in responding to those who have read & commented) Ever so much … Thank you for honoring me by sharing “Moments Frozen in Time” … even bringing it the attention on your “Freezing Time” post ;~) and encouraging its reading there ;~) Also I appreciate your insight & affirmation about the inclusion of adding quotes in the poem

John Rylance

2 years ago #4

I rather like this thought. A picture/photograph is a moment frozen time. One we can return to time and time again. These frozen moments can spark memories, new thoughts, prove points, comments like I remember I was there etc. All of which no one can take away from you while you retain the photo/picture.

Joel Anderson

2 years ago #3

Nicely done.

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #2

Oh, my Lord. This is exquisite, sweet Fay Vietmeier. Bless you! I find all your words to be not only relevant but so beautifully poignant, it brings tears to my eyes. I fear the wont of holding on.To me it is untrue. Should gripping fierce do stay my hand, I rather it be you.
Dear Fay Vietmeier I am just "frozen" by the beauty of your examples of frozen times and the spectrum the examples cover all said in flowing passion such as: But press the shutter … and pause the pain Because grief held inside is a runaway train Death & loss have freezing powers Like planes crashing into towers Changing lives in briefest hours The quotes from other authors beautify your examples and enhances the reading of your poem. This is a poem to be read repeatedly for it is enriched with great thoughts. I am honored if in anyway I inspired the writing of this poem as much as I am honored by your dedication and being connected with you. A musical peom that speaks to our hearts and is definitely worthy of sharing.

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