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Minutes tick by - a poem

Updated on June 13, 2011

In relationships there are moments of complete stillness when silence cries out to be set free. When confusion reigns and questions remain, the decision needs to be taken, will ego come in the way or will pride make hay? who will say sorry, who will swallow their pride...

The price is paid at the altar of love, if ego and pride give way, what follows is beautiful and memorable. If not all that remains is bitterness frozen in time... what will you choose?


Minutes tick by,

Coldness enshrouds,

Dead inside we lie,

Benumbed yet proud!

The phone has died,

The mail box empty,

Heart filled with dread,

And self pity!

Time passes on,

Though meant to be,

Alone and forlorn,

Silence cries out to be set free!

Incessant chatter was ours,

Until minutes turned to hours,

Day gave way to nights,

Now, only packed with fights.

The mind like a tethered animal

Goes round and round the pole,

Dreading and withered,

Searching, for its soul.

Will pride give way to love?

Will plastic smile to tears?

Will truth ever be revealed?

Setting us free from fears.

The answer is known,

Yet reluctance reigns,

Just lift the phone,

And set it right again.

Will I ?

Will you?

May be…


The question remains!!!


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    • shimmering Dawn profile imageAUTHOR

      shimmering Dawn 

      7 years ago

      Acaetnna poetry is emotion in words... pain is poignant when expressed in poetry. Sometime we let our ego and pride mess up the best things in life..even though we know the answers.. Thank God for awareness we can make the wrong right!! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words!!

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      7 years ago from Guildford

      Beautiful. I can feel your emotions through your words. A very heart felt poem. Voted up and pressed your tabs.

    • shimmering Dawn profile imageAUTHOR

      shimmering Dawn 

      7 years ago

      Docmo, when words flow spiced with tears they are power packed. Most things in life are simple but we complicate them with our ego and pride. This is therapeutic poetry for me. Coming from you this comment is highly appreciated and thank you for the follow.

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      Mohan Kumar 

      7 years ago from UK

      You do have a way with your words. Very elegant and powerful. I love the words, ' Just lift the phone and set it right again!' Beautiful!

    • shimmering Dawn profile imageAUTHOR

      shimmering Dawn 

      7 years ago

      Lifeworkz, Thank you for stopping by and for the comment. That was fast, and yeah for the thumbs up too!

    • LiteWorkz profile image


      7 years ago

      I really like this. Thumbs up!


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