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Tick Tock

i look at the walls around me
bootleg-moonshine shadows dancing
a waltz atop nighttides stage
yet i am empty of my own emotion
alone, covered in reflections of us.

i still smell your scent
linger in every deep breath
within this humid air
and i choke up another piece of me
as the hands of time rape me 
of all my colored thoughts
i now dream in black and white
in a room dressed the same.

the clock laughs in seconds
mocking raindrops on rooftops 
my eyes cry the same tune
over and over again
as time becomes my enemy

i can almost hear your footsteps
tracing the stairs, approaching me
they fill the voids within my heart,
momentarily, yet it beats no more for love
than the clock on the wall,
it's just there the same
tick tock, tick tock...

memories fade with night


Leaving on a jet plane...it relates to this song...the person is alone, lost their love and has a longing...yet begins to question if the love was worth staying for!
Debbie Guzzi 
Contest Name Songs to Poetry 

Sandra Adams  9/11/13

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  1. Date: 10/13/2013 9:26:00 PM
    awesome win........SKAT

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 1:52:00 PM
    Sandra, congrats on your winning placement in the Songs to Poetry contest! An incredible write...I love how you created a story that could stand without the song. Great work!! Love and blessings, Rhonda

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 10/11/2013 6:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind words Rhonda :)
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 9:04:00 AM
    Congrats on your great win..Way to go..Sara

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 10/11/2013 6:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara :)
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 5:49:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Sandra. G.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 10/11/2013 6:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Giorgio :)
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 4:17:00 AM
    Congrats on your great win!

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 10/11/2013 6:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Kelly :)
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 8:44:00 PM
    Hi Sandra, , Awesome Songs to Poetry ... congrats~ LINDA

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 10/11/2013 6:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you very much Linda :)
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 10:42:00 AM
    Another winning piece........I agree with Deb.....you have some unique lines, and metaphors!! Love it!

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 10/11/2013 6:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Carrie :)
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 1:10:00 AM
    So beautiful this is..Congrat on your placing : )

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 10/11/2013 6:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you charmain :)
  1. Date: 10/7/2013 7:28:00 PM
    I loved how you did not retell the songs! So many fav line [bootlegged moonshine shadows! WOW] Congrad's on your verse winning! Light & Love

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 10/7/2013 7:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much for my win in your contest as well as for hosting the contest :) you made my night brighter! Hugs
  1. Date: 9/19/2013 5:09:00 PM
    Ths is an excellent piece, and thank you for your comments, I really appreciate it

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 10/7/2013 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much James :)
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 8:07:00 AM
    I LOVE how you did this contest. What a perfect entry. I too am drawn toward this particular song and hope to post a poem later this week for that contest. Hope you score BIG.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 10/7/2013 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea...hugs :)
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 7:22:00 PM
    You've done an excellent job for the contest Sandra, good luck love & peace xxx

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 10/7/2013 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much mystic :) hugs
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 8:11:00 AM
    This is simply brilliant writing Sandra! I will put this in my favorites. You are a very talented poet. l won't forget to seek out your work to read in the future. Truly inspiring!

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 9/15/2013 9:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your kind response Connie! Have a great Sunday....hugs :)
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 10:30:00 PM
    Excellent free verse for the theme contest my dear friend Sandra. I love it and so enjoyed. Thank you so much for sharing and good luck in the contest. Thank you so much as well for stopping by on my poem. More blessings! love lots,Leonora

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 9/15/2013 9:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Leonora for reading and replying to my poem! Have a great Sunday! Hugs
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 3:00:00 PM
    Great contest entry for my contest [Leaving on a Jet Plan would work as the reference] Light & Love

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 9/15/2013 9:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the kind reply and suggestion Debbi...have a great sunday...hugs
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 1:28:00 PM
    intrinsicaly expressed in sways of beautiful language of time's ticks, sandra... wonderful!..;) huggs

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 9/15/2013 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Nette for the kind reply...I am honored by your words, you are a fine poet....hugs :)
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 1:24:00 PM
    Powerful imagery, I am curious why you are refering to yourself with a amall i ??

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 9/15/2013 9:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Rick...just my style...I often don't use caps in many of my poems (I really don't know why)...always been that way...hugs
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 9:18:00 AM
    Ahh!! Emotive and expressive work..Enjoyed reading your work that expresses so much emotion...Thanks for the visit to my page..Your comments are uplifting..Sara

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 9/15/2013 9:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara for your very kind reply! Hugs
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 2:41:00 PM
    Awesome writing Poetess! A nice intense read here. Cindy

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 9/15/2013 9:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Cindy, have a great sunday! Hugs
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 12:17:00 PM
    a haunting piece Sandra....well penned

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 9/15/2013 9:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joseph, your replies are always so kind :) Hugs
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