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Tick-Tock

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Tick-Tock

Forgotten like a book of romanticized rhyme,
The past is gone, but a moment in time.
The heart akin to ticking grandfather clock,
The stroke of midnight chimes with a shock.


Winding down with an antique chime,
Reminding us all we are out of time.
Could I have done more with my life?
Or just destine to be a lover, mother and wife?


Will my demise make a ripple in time?
or abandoned like romanticized rhyme.
The clock is winding down, slowly halting,
Unconfessions guilt evermore revolting.


Time and again I seek wisdom and light,
Forgiveness comes arduous with hindsight.
The grandfather chimes with an enfeebled din,
Inviting death with his patient, skeletal grin.


Holding the key that sustains the clock.
Standing outside, poised to knock.
Keeping vigil to fading heart-beats,
Ever so gradually the ticking retreats.


Like the grandfather clock slowly winding down,
The sound of silence so damned profound.
With my demise will mourning be shown?
A reticent clock assures me, we all die alone.

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  1. Date: 11/23/2012 8:01:00 PM
    typo... left out the H in have... pd

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 8:00:00 PM
    Tick tock,, tick tock,,, like the movies,, the grandfather clock is always a mind blowing,, leaves the air, all creepy.. this poem is very gripping ..hope you were going for that image,, thank you for inviting me over to read your poetry... I have not forgotten you.. Sometimes I do not know who wants to be read. Posting, is only posting till the poet makes movements and wants to be read.. You truly are one of the best here on the soup.. but, i ave told you this before.. always ~PD

  1. Date: 9/30/2012 10:34:00 AM
    Lisa, this is so sad and profound. I often think of this myself and have written about it. I think the older we become,the more we write these kinds of poems. btw, thanks so much for my win in your last contest. I was totally shocked to see I won it because I was not sure what you wanted but it was a very nice surprise. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 3:58:00 PM
    wow tic tok lIfe ticking away,great write DP

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 2:44:00 PM
    You may not believe this but I wrote a poem in my head last night called tick tock. The first time in months I stayed in bed and had a few hours sleep I had forgotten until reading this has brought it back to me , not as good as this but there you go .xx