Unlocked

October 2, 2011
By KelliB GOLD, Amarillo, Texas
KelliB GOLD, Amarillo, Texas
15 articles 1 photo 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby


The seconds inch by slowly

The difference between when I looked up 3 minutes ago

And now is so negligible I wonder

If time has flown backwards.



Each tick of the clock is answered

What seems like years later by a

Cruel, merciless tock in sick rendition

Of the famous child’s game, Marco Polo.



These painful noises

Resound in my ears

Echoing loudly back and forth…

Mocking me.



Time, it seems, has ceased to exist beyond

These penetrating knocks that threaten

To break down walls and unlock

Every dungeon door

Pushing reluctant light into repugnant crevices



Having been trapped behind iron,

These horrible things threaten to flood out of their cages

And poison all that is good.



And yet,

These knocks,

So reviled, so hated

Cease to cease.

Like the slow spread of a bruise

Cheered on by the pulse of blood like war drums.

These endless torments of ticks and tocks

Grow bigger and bigger;

Confining everything else into strong bars

Through which life is blocked

Until all that is left are those

Foul creatures that lurked in prisons

Until released by these knocks…

Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock…


The author's comments:
Believe it or not this is just about wanting a school bell to ring

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KelliB GOLD said...
on Oct. 17 2013 at 9:55 am
KelliB GOLD, Amarillo, Texas
15 articles 1 photo 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

Thank You!

KelliB GOLD said...
on Oct. 17 2013 at 9:55 am
KelliB GOLD, Amarillo, Texas
15 articles 1 photo 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

THank you!

on Feb. 11 2012 at 2:27 pm
marissadele PLATINUM, Danbury, Connecticut
20 articles 3 photos 388 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you know how you feel, and so clearly what you need to say, you'll know it. I don't think you should wait. I think you should speak now." -Taylor Swift

This is amazing!!! I love it! You made it like haunting and mysterious and amazing all at the same time! Wonderful job, 5/5! =)

on Feb. 10 2012 at 12:10 am
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
9 articles 0 photos 353 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

Wow! How did you write about something so simple and make it so ... complicated. In a good way! It seems like this poem means so much more and in depth (that a better way to say it than complicated)! I loved your vocabulary and this was a very interesting piece. The greatest of works of writing seems like it can come from the simplest of things. Good job! Keep it up!

KelliB GOLD said...
on Oct. 10 2011 at 12:07 pm
KelliB GOLD, Amarillo, Texas
15 articles 1 photo 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

Please comment so I can get some constructive criticism. But even if not, thank you so much for reading!

KelliB GOLD said...
on Oct. 10 2011 at 12:01 pm
KelliB GOLD, Amarillo, Texas
15 articles 1 photo 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

WOW.. i had forgotten exactly how deep this sounded...maybe i should write about mundane, dumb things more often:)


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