Time is the Enemy (Art & Poetry) by Rhonda Strickland

Time is the Enemy (Art & Poetry) by 

Time is the Enemy a poem by Rhonda Strickland Views: 705 as of 6-30-13

I was very young once,
Fresh and full of beauty.
Time has ravaged what is left of me.
What is left of me?
Time is the enemy.

My days now they are numbered,
My end will come on shortly.
I served my purpose purely,
Did I know my purpose surely?
Time is the enemy.

More time is all we wish for.
There’s never enough of time.
It’s not taken lightly
It is never used tritely.
And yet time is the enemy.

Time continues to ravage
All of what is left of me.
A bitter and heartless savage.
We live just to die, just to die.
Time is the enemy.

a rhonda original© 2012

Music is not my own. Sharing the inspiration for this work

Facebook | ZAZZLE | Deviant Art | Blog | BlueCanvas | Flickr
Twitter @ronilou55 | FineArtAmerica | RestLeSs Designs

Link to Poem

1-1-13 First Feature of 2013!



Photo shot in Oct. 2012 on the NAPP International Photo Walk near Longshadow Ranch in Temecula, CA. USA. Original of a dying sunflower in a sunflower field. Taken with an iPhone 4S. Edited in PSCS6+Camera Raw using blending modes & internal filters including Oil Painting & externals: a DAP & Fractalius layer.
Textures from: Shadowhouse Collections

As of 6-30-13
Sales: 4
Comments: 46
Favorites: 6
Views: 705
Features: 4

Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

View Full Profile


  • andy551
    andy551over 2 years ago

    this is so gorgeous and the poem fabulous too!!

  • Thank you so much Andy… I love it when an image & music inspires me to write. I appreciate that you took the time to read it..

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 2 years ago

    Rhonda this is absolutely stunning and love the Title – Fav! x

  • Thank you m’Dear… it just looked so forlorn & sad… as if it knew it’s end was near.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • vic321
    vic321over 2 years ago


  • Thanks so much Vic… :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 2 years ago

  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaverover 2 years ago

    A haunting and lovely image and words!

  • Thank you very much Seth… I always appreciate your visits.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 2 years ago

    Very pretty!!!

  • Thank you Deborah.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Very cool work of art. I like your poignant poem too.

  • Thank you Bunny, I appreciate your visits so much… :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 2 years ago

    love your poem and editing Rhonda :)

  • Thank you so very much Carol… sincerely.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 2 years ago

    Unusual beauty!

  • Thank you Bette, a very nice compliment…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 2 years ago

    Fantastic Rhonda!! :)

  • Thanks so much Keith.

    – Rhonda Strickland

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.