Clocks | Teen Ink


March 10, 2010
By thewriteidea DIAMOND, Pleasanton, California
thewriteidea DIAMOND, Pleasanton, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry that it's over, smile because it has happened."

The clocks are ticking
One by one
Time is lost
Never regained
Never found
Never existed
Number by number
Minute by minute
Hour by hour
The circle is always complete
It’s uncontrollable
Out of my hands
The clocks are ticking
One by one
All around me
Look around
At all the chaos
Of everything surrounding me
The banter
The tears
The blood
I look at the clocks
And they’re still ticking.

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This article has 12 comments.

friend-less said...
on Aug. 23 2010 at 10:39 pm
friend-less, Natick, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

the rhythm in this poem works really well. its steady like the ticking of a clock. i really liked this poem!

on May. 24 2010 at 5:51 pm
my favorite part is "the banter, the tears, the blood." that really shook me and i thought OH MY GOD. one of the besttt

nyclife said...
on May. 24 2010 at 5:50 pm
i LOVE the ending. so powerful. i cannot believe a teenager wrote this

youretheone said...
on May. 24 2010 at 5:49 pm
wow.......this is soooo good. i love the idea of it. you are such a good writer!!

jill456 said...
on Apr. 12 2010 at 10:30 pm
this is one of my absolute faves! again i love your last line. "and they're still ticking." its just like WAM. this person can write. love it love ittt

on Apr. 11 2010 at 2:43 am
Sarita15 BRONZE, San Jose, California
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Favorite Quote:
Anyone perfect must be lying / Anything easy has its costs / Anyone plain can be lovely / Anyone loved can be lost

You really have a knack for conveying different emotions - each poem of yours that I've read has expressed something different.

This is my favorite so far.  I could feel the anxiety, the stress, the lack of control.  Excellent :)

orangegrower said...
on Apr. 2 2010 at 3:12 pm
I enjoyed poem because that's the way I feel about getter older. You can't stop the clock ticking away your alloted time.

MinaR7 said...
on Mar. 31 2010 at 12:04 am
I love this poem, it definetley expains how i look on life..

PrezLover101 said...
on Mar. 30 2010 at 6:43 pm
i think its a good poem, but i dont connect with it, thats all. but it really is great!

on Mar. 30 2010 at 4:41 pm
FunXsize3 BRONZE, Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
4 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is like a box of choclates"

this is really good... it is defenally one of my favorites

Jan-o Wizard said...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 6:48 pm
Wonderful flow, wonderful observations of clocks and what they mean to us. I could easily mistake this for a piece written by a well-established poet. Great job.

pooh777 said...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 12:16 pm
My time is linear.  Your time is linear.  Our time only exists when we are together.  Nice poem.