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Dead Clocks

Updated on March 29, 2015

Why is time flying as I'm aging?

Why do I become past due

before I’m early?

The clock is out to stop me.

Who’s out to hurt me?

I’ll send a prayer to the sky

for you myself.

I simply vanish my enemies

by breathing out.

Why not let out a smile?

That’s like watering the plants

surrounding their graves

with my piss.

I’m shy with kindness

cause time is never kind.

It is a cruel monster.

It’ll speed up,

but won’t slow down for ya.

When you try to catch up,

you embarrass yourself.

I wish we could bring the good times back.

At 22, should I really be missing the good ol’ days?

What changed that made me start working

just for pay?

When did men become good

for just one thing?

I loved, I laughed,

I explored and I ate.

I was a student in my craft.

Now, I'm just mad

and I throw fits

that weaken my intelligence.

I think I'm 5 steps ahead

because I see the world for what it is:

Cruel and heartless.

I blend in perfectly.

My souls were once on fire, but haven’t been sparked

in so long.

Yes, I said souls. Yes that's plural.

Don’t tell me I’m so wrong.

I know what my life is.

I can't give my heart away

to leave another fool spoiled.

I'm not missing out on anything.

how much time am I wasting

taking back the love

you stole from me?

The hate you give…

I am the hate you gave

Tic-toc, I see your grave.

Remember I'll always be a minute away

as cruel as time.

I’ve got hell in my hands,

stress in my mind

and pain in my heart.

They add up to blood on my rhyme.

I can’t wipe the blood from my rhyme.

It’s like having a stain on something white.

I can’t force these demons out of my life.

I haven’t given up,

I’ve given it a thousand tries.

I’ve accepted the truth

a battle I can’t win isn’t worth the fight.

I won’t say I let myself lose.

You think I loss?

I guarantee

I won’t let you find proof.

Regardless of what you do you won’t stop me.

What’s spookier than perfect timing?


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    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      Lol, Philly there's no knife!

      Thank you ImKarn, you are 100% right. All of our time is limited, there are no promises.

    • ImKarn23 profile image

      Karen Silverman 

      8 years ago

      Yikes! Deep, direct, and darky true! Time's a tickin' for us all - don't waste it on fools or new souls!

      We're all bleeding out, my friend - just at different rates!

      don't let anyone slice open new portals!

      awesome write!

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      Jose Velasquez 

      8 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I don't know how I missed this crazy as write, but I found it and I'm keeping my eyes on you. Put down the knife.

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Maryland

      Oh wow, thank you! That's a huge compliment :)

    • epigramman profile image


      9 years ago are definitely a thinking woman's poet - there is profound philosophical thoughts in every poetic line here - making you readers think and feel and travel with empathy in these words with you.

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    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Maryland

      Yes every second we get is precious. Thank you for all your votes Lyric!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      9 years ago from West Virginia

      Ryem, awesome poem! I love how it all revolves around time, which is more valuable then money. I miss the old days very much, but I know I can't live in the past. I use too and it was leave me depressed. Nothing wrong with revisiting good times though. Make every second count! Awesome job! Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Maryland

      That's a huge compliment Mhatter. Thanks a lot!!

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      Martin Kloess 

      9 years ago from San Francisco

      Wow... interesting is an understatement. This just getting more and more intense. something was going to explode.

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Maryland

      Hey Jo, thank you for your comment! I'm really grateful for your kind words and appreciation of my work.

      Tobusiness, I really love those 3 words: Passion, power and pain. I think we've all had those moments where time has slipped away from us. Thank you for commenting!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      9 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Passion, power and pain comes to mind as I read this, you did a great job of putting feelings into words. I can sooo relate to the fast forwarding of time, I can never seem to catch up.

      Nice work, well done

    • Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image


      9 years ago

      Incrediable! A thought provoking and time well spent reading your work. Amazing and enriching for my thoughts and reflections. I wish you well and voted up and shared! Bravo! :) Shalom


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