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Clocking Love

The insistent beating of my heart
Incessantly ticking like a clock.
Filling every silence
Thump-Thump Tick Tock Tick Tock.

Somehow you stole the stopwatch
Counting the beats of my heart.
You push all the wrong buttons
And slow my pulse when we're apart.

But every time I see you
Time rushes by too fast.
With my accelerated heart rate
Too soon present becomes past.

Other times I see you
And time itself stands still.
My heart shudders under your touch
And pumps blood newly fueled by thrill.

It's the perfect moments spent with you,
Whether fleeting or blissfully long
That bring a smile to my lips
And keep my heartbeat strong.



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bound4life4ever This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 30, 2010 at 9:28 am
well the tweaking def. worked cuz its amazing as always;-)
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 13, 2010 at 10:07 am
Thank you, I really appreciate the positive feedback!
 
ellyn-bo-bellyn_2014 said...
Jul. 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm
                       wow. I can't think of anything to say. It's so perfect. The words just fit and it's like I'm in that situation. Really great! Love it! :))))) <3
 
olican16 said...
Jul. 21, 2010 at 2:36 pm
WOW O WOW~!!!!~ THIS IS SOOOOO GREAT I LOVE THIS ITS RELATABLE   LOV YA AL!!
 
lauraclaire848 said...
Jul. 21, 2010 at 11:26 am
I love this! I think that the third verse ("But every time I see you...") is so relatable and that's fantastic. It immediately made me go back to all of the moments I've had when "Too soon the present becomes the past." Thank you for sharing!
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 21, 2010 at 12:36 pm
hanks so much for your comment! Relatability is one thing I always hope to accomplish through my poetry, so your comment means a lot!
 
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