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The Clock of the Heart (an attempt at poetry)

Updated on August 17, 2011

if people were braver, they would look beyond the pain and sadness of endings

most times people create new beginnings after something ends

endings don’t bother me too much and i don’t bother much with beginnings either

i’m all for the natural course of things, the seamless existence

things don’t need to end if you don’t want it to, that’s what i’ve always believed…

some people get stuck on endings and beginnings

i much prefer middles, where things really transpire

where the power to live resides

its where i can accelerate, elevate

i don’t long for endings and i don’t look forward to beginnings

these things just hum on my brain while i’m busy in the now

i welcome the spikes and the booby traps that i come across

i thrive on the challenge and i don’t let up

running into dead ends is all a part of the race

the trick is not to set boundaries and to claim every territory

to own it and to leave a mark

everyday is beautiful because i am there to live it

nobody knows how long it would last, this ability to see every new day

it’s god’s most precious gift

the seconds, the minutes, the hours that he allows me to live my life,

to be in the race

i’ve been around for a while and the beauty of it all is that

i may be around a lot longer just as easily as i may not last beyond today

so every minute of every hour of every day should be embraced fully like a longed for lover…

ps: now boy george may be a washed up addict but there is one song of the culture club that somehow stuck to me, bit of an anticlimax for this passage I've just put here, with the words:

in time it could've been so much more, cuz time is precious i know i

in time it could've been so much more but time has nothing to show me

cuz time won't give me time

and time makes lovers feel like they got something real

but you and me we know we got nothing but time

and time won't give me time...

Time (Clock of the Heart) by The Culture Club


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    • buddygallagher profile imageAUTHOR

      Monie Maunay 

      9 years ago from manila, philippines

      yep, this is my antithesis to the movie "closer" (julia roberts, clive owen, natalie portman & jude law), which is a string of endings and beginnings with no middles hehehe. glad you liked it ripplemaker

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Love it! :-) What strucks me now is that it's like focusing on the beauty of now "middles where things really transpire" as you wrote. I love being reminded of that.

    • buddygallagher profile imageAUTHOR

      Monie Maunay 

      9 years ago from manila, philippines

      thanks for dropping by goldentoad and lifebydesign!

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      9 years ago from Australia

      Hey that was really good (your piece, not the song!) :-)

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      9 years ago from Free and running....

      very cool.

    • buddygallagher profile imageAUTHOR

      Monie Maunay 

      9 years ago from manila, philippines

      happy to entertain you foxility

    • foxility profile image


      9 years ago

      That's funny.

    • buddygallagher profile imageAUTHOR

      Monie Maunay 

      9 years ago from manila, philippines

      that makes two of us! i love new wave, the british sound so much im still into it up to now, its like being caught in a time warp.

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      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Oh i just love the crazy 80s! Specially the music and John Hughes movies! :D

    • buddygallagher profile imageAUTHOR

      Monie Maunay 

      9 years ago from manila, philippines

      hahaha ill take the compliment cris, though this wasn't really an attempt at poetry, i just thought i'd lay it out like one. I knew you'd like the boy george song, us being children of the 80s and so. thanks for commenting!

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      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      This is nice! Sounds like an anthem, an ode to life and living! And I must say, Boy George was a pleasant surprise! You should write more poetry as you really do have the juice (sorry can't think of a better term but I'm sure you get my drift) Thanks for sharing :D


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