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It Wasn't Me

April 25, 2014
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green


The way the clock advertises Time is
Excruciating to watch.

Drifting thoughts are swallowed by soft ticks
In an empty room,
Indirectly
Infecting human wounds,
Silently devouring human breaths
Within seconds.

Oh, how hungry Time must be.
And yet how greedy. How selfish.

He robs their happiest moments
Throughout their lives,
And transforms them into fragmented memories;
Past emotions flicker and flash
Within a hazy film,
Never as clear as when
Initially experienced.

You see,
Even I am not as cruel as he.

Yes,
The flower eventually wilts,
Lives fade,
And nightmares kill their dreams.

But keep in mind
It was Time who murdered all of them.

Not me.


The author's comments:
So apparently, I enjoy writing about Time, haha. I just find there's a lot you can do with the topic. So, right now, at about two o' clock in the morning, I've decided to write about Time in the perspective of Death, and how Death blames human demise on Time, instead of himself. I probably made that sound confusing, but I usually just write whatever happens to come to mind, and the mind is typically a confusing place, yeah? Hence this poem. Enjoy! :P

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on Aug. 24 2014 at 12:42 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

This makes people think very deeply, when they read it. And it's true. I love it. Thank you for sharing this. Keep on writing please, for you have a talent and you are going to go so far. Just so far. Thank you again. 

on Jun. 30 2014 at 7:59 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

This truly made me think for a while. I love the concept of time, and I have written a few poems about it as well. It is a unique little treasure...XD

on Jun. 24 2014 at 5:02 pm
Luv4Ever SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 0 photos 199 comments

Favorite Quote:
A miracle is just another name for hard work
-Minho in "To The Beautiful You"

great piece that engages the reader's mind