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The Clock

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 12-29-1999 07:41 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

THE CLOCK

Time is in each second ticking
Tapping out the throbbing pain
Til I see you it keeps ticking
With each puttering drop of rain

No sadder sound to pierce the night
Than is the ticking of a clock
It beats the rhythm of my heart
And with my pulsing interlocks

Ever ticking, ever beating
Like a drum into my brain
Every sound of every second
Ever spelling out your name

Unrelenting is the pounding
Sobbing sounding as I weep
Incessantly the clock keeps time
Perturbing mind, disturbing sleep

Ticking, ticking, beating, beating
Never a melody it plays
Never a lyric to the chorus
Never a song to light my days

The clock ticks every daylight hour
Time is slowly passing by
And every night becomes forever
In its haunting lullaby

Whispered ticking, whispered heartache
Tick....tick....tick....tick
Whispered draft across my cheek
In burning of each candle wick

Elizabeth Santos



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Christopher
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1 posted 12-29-1999 07:53 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Ah yes, time, the ever present, ominous ticking, slows when you'd like it to speed, and speeds when you'd like it to slow.
Georgia
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2 posted 12-29-1999 08:17 AM       View Profile for Georgia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Georgia

elizabeth, this poem goes to prove time will keep on moving even when our thoughts are standing still!This person needs to move on with life!
Pepper
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3 posted 12-29-1999 08:33 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

I really like this piece Liz....So well said!!!

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
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4 posted 12-29-1999 09:04 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Great poem, time stands still for noone  
Seymour Tabin
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5 posted 12-29-1999 09:56 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Each word does tick upon my clock
But I have no key to turn the lock.
Your poetry is so beautiful.
Love ya Sy
Elizabeth Santos
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6 posted 12-29-1999 10:27 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you all for your comments. This is not my favorite poem, but I posted it anyway.
Thank you.
Liz

Sy,
I know not of a key you need
If signs and signals you would heed
I listen still the sound of clock
But lock has always been unlocked
Thanks for your compliment
Love ya
Liz
hoot_owl_rn
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7 posted 12-29-1999 10:55 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Ah, yes...you have fantomed the rhythm to the beating of the clock and that is how this reads...nicely orchastrated  
Echo Rhayne
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8 posted 12-30-1999 02:57 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Very well said!


 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

 
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