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Stopped Watches

June 29, 2010
By soccerpsycho49 PLATINUM, Teaneck, New Jersey
soccerpsycho49 PLATINUM, Teaneck, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Those who say that sunshine is happiness have never danced in the rain.

Piles of memories,
heaps of junk,
laid across my closet floor.
Cleaning up,
ridding of,
parts of me no more.
Came across two watches,
each stopped
at separate hours
and I wondered…
when did they stop?
Did they die?
Did their battery shatter?
And I wondered if they were
in love with each other.
If they spoke
if they lived
if they dreamt.
Frozen in time they were now,
no use to me so I threw them out.
Then I stopped,
and took them back in my hands.
I buried the watches
beneath the clothes
laying on my closet floor.
And though they’re of no use,
they can lay together
And maybe one day,
many summers away,
I’ll find them again.
And I’ll wonder,
When did they stop?

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on Jul. 31 2010 at 3:21 pm
LindsayLoo GOLD, Howell, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Fall Down Seven Times, Get up Eight." -Chinese Proverb

Positively lovely. I like how you used personification with the watches. It does tie together well, how time seems to stop when some one is love. Very well done.