Tired of Time

June 30, 2013
By mckennaxoxo PLATINUM, Louisville, Kentucky
mckennaxoxo PLATINUM, Louisville, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
the role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. -anais nin

I was tired of watching the time.
So I took apart the clock.
I disconnected the hands
And ripped out the face.
I pried at the screws
But nothing moved.
I could not break the wood
Holding my prize.
I could not stop the ticking.
The clock,
It kept telling time.
It screeched each second,
Breaking the wall of silence.
I sat and watched nothing.
Just listened to time telling.
I threw the faceless clock
Across the room and at the wall.
And that did the trick.
The clock was lighter,
Weightless, even.
All the time had fallen out of it.
But time never stopped telling.
So I sat at the table,
Picked up the next clock,
And ripped out the face.
Because I was tired of watching the time.

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This article has 3 comments.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 11 2013 at 4:59 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I believe the concept of this poem is relateable to everyone. Sometimes we just want to freeze time. But of course, that's impossible. Just have to enjoy what we get right now, even if it's not ideal. I love the beginning; it had more flow I think than the end, not to belittle the ending. I love how it's telling a story. And like I mentioned the theme is relateable. Very original. And great emotion too.

on Jul. 7 2013 at 11:59 am
tori-gurl PLATINUM, Norwich, New York
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Favorite Quote:
smile through everything no matter how bad it gets because it could be worse and if it gets worse well then it can only get better. :)

This was very well written and I loved it! The whole concept was very cool and I love the originality of it :)

on Jul. 6 2013 at 11:47 pm
SoulPoetry PLATINUM, Sierra Madre, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I will work harder" (animal farm boxer the horse)

I can feel the frustration! this poem is so vivid it makes me feel the same way! I love it :)


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