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I Hear The Ticking

Updated on May 18, 2012

The days are long
But the years are fast
As is time and motion
What once was decades
Can now be measured in days
Days to live
What is the point of slumber
When you hear him sing in your sleep?

Is this the end?

I think I saw the hands move
And the ticking
The god-forsaken ticking
I hear it in my sleep
I hear it as I set my sail
And even over the ocean’s roar

I think I saw the earth move
And Atlas groaning
The god-forsaken groaning
I hear it in my sleep
I hear it on the city streets
And I wonder what am I in for?

I think I saw the moon move
And Selene crying
The god-forsaken crying
I hear it in my sleep
I hear it as I walk alone at night
And it is hard to ignore

I think I saw the sun move
And Helios chariot
The god-forsaken chariot
I hear it in my sleep
I hear it as I turn my head
It carries me past the poor

The days are long
But the years are fast
As is time and motion
What once was decades
Is now measured in days
Days to live
What is the point of slumber
When you hear him sing in your sleep?

Is this the end?

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      The rhythm and the beat that echoes in the poem is fantastic!.. It makes it all the more powerful... hat's off to the wonderful use of refrain!

      Great poetry!

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      Mark Lecuona 

      6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @phdast - Thank you for the kind words. I had some vague idea about how life is moving so fast now that I can see things that formerly moved too slow to be detected then juxtaposed that with things that drive them. Anyway I love to write so it's a challenge to have an idea and then attempt to actually put it all together.

      @Deborah - Thank you again! This one didn't make you cry? Ha....

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow what a awesome poem.. I always enjoy reading your work.

      voted up

      Debbie

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      Theresa Ast 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Hello Suburban- I like the rhythm and feel of this poem quite a lot and I love almost anything that includes figures from Greek Mythology. I write prose essays and a biannual poem, but in spite of my own inconsistent poetic voice, I appreciate really good poetry and wordsmithing.

      I stumbled across the work of arb, his essays first - and then his poetry, and he led me to Nellieanna, and Nellieanna led me to you. :) Looking forward to reading more of your work.

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