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Eleven Eleven

Updated on May 13, 2013

Eleven Eleven

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

Eleven eleven has always sort

to unhinge my thoughts and perhaps I aught,

to understand its repeating pledge,

each time I see it brings me to the edge.

Of wonder I am hooked for sure,

why eleven eleven knocks on my door.

The clock must conspire to deceive my eyes,

so many times no compromise.

Each time I look well there it is,

eleven eleven my clock it says.

All day and night I’m driven to see,

this time that appears to follow me.

But what’s it telling this bleary-eyed soul,

why eleven eleven, it takes a toll.

It only happens twice a day,

but regardless I’m there come what may.

Is it a message of doom or a tainted dream,

that wakes me up or so it seems,

I wish I understood its intent,

the meaning behind it malevolence.

It stalks me here and stalks me there,

no matter where I am its there,

On clocks and watches and computers too,

there’s no escape no eleven ‘o two.

Just eleven eleven it’s always been,

my awareness can never time redeem.

So I’m stuck in this my time dimension,

regardless of unwanted attention,

A life of time not understood,

and waiting me misunderstood.


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Jean. It's a crazy thing, and it happens to so mnay people. Thanks for reading.

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      Jean Bakula 6 years ago from New Jersey

      How neat! This sort of thing happens to me all the time. I see birthdays of people I know, say born Oct 8--and always seem to look at the clock at 10:08. I have about 3 or 4 more sets of numbers that come up like that! Nice poem!

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks both for reading and taking the time to comment, Joseph and Brett. Glad you both enjoyed it.

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      Brett Caulton 6 years ago from Thailand

      I don't normally stop to read poetry on Hubpages ... it's just not my thing. But, this caught my attention. It has a great flow and your unique pictures help draw in readers ... nice work.

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      Joseph Lane 6 years ago from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

      Great stuff. My time ghosts are 12:34 and 1:23... they make an appearance usually once a day.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for reading and commenting Pamela. It's a weird phenomenon, experienced for as long as I can remember; just 11.11 though. You must be multi-talented, or crazy; one or the other. Take care

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 6 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      Excellent -- so happy to meet a fellow traveler who bumps into 11:11 all the time. Before doing that, though, I was bumping into 1:11, 2:22, 3:33, 4:44 and 5:55, 10:10....and thought it to be most weird. But 11:11 was the main one and also I googled it to find out if others have the same experience and to find out what the consensus is on it. For almost three weeks, I didn't happen to look at the clock at times other than those above and that's why it managed to grab my attention. I have my theory on it. Thanks for a great hub and a great subject.