My Enemy

My Enemy
Time is my enemy.

I cannot fight its polemy.

It weighs heavy on my shoulder.

And it will not accept any form of barter.


It does not let me put any of it in the bank for a rainy day.

Yet I do everything in my power to keep time at bay.

Time is expensive and surely it is not free.

It is a final, it comes and goes, of which there is no degree.


I cannot assign it to another occasion.

When the clock stops for me there will be no evasion.

It will take me where I do not want to go.

I will receive no reprieve, no stay, and no quarter from this formidable foe.

I cannot stop it and I cannot escape it.

I will be thrown into the timeless pit.

From the beginning, I run to the end, when.

To another world unknown, I will transcend.


I ask for more free time, let’s start at my birth.

I am at the end of my stretch and must now pass from this earth.

And be placed where men upon me will tread.

Where seed for green is spread.


Oh how I wish time would slow.

My life will surely end when there is no more time to flow.

I will be placed somewhere that I dread.

I will have no say in the matter for I will be dead.

ABOUT Terrance

Terrance is a retired Canadian Armed Forces Logistic Officer who traded his military uniform for a potter's wheel, when he retired in 1991.

Terry is presently working out of his studio, located in Longueuil, (St-Hubert,) Quebec, Canada.  You can find out more about him  here.


MY GLAZE RECIPE COLLECTION My glaze recipe collection has been collected from around the world.  I will publish a new recipe from time to time.  Some are tested and others are not.   You are invited to try the recipe and let me know if it should be continued or discarded.
MY COLLECTION OF  ARTICLES               I From time to time I find a great article written by a artist in the ceramic community.  When I find on that I believe will assist my fellow potters and ceramicist I will publish it on my site.   You are invited to submit articles for publication.