Chasing Clockwork's Infinity

Chasing Clockwork's Infinity

A Poem by Mason Rayburn

Here I am between the heavens and this Earth
I chase one man-call him Clockwork
The master of it all-he determines my fate
I am sent on my spiral by this fiend
He tempts me with his power
"Come have a taste of infinity"
I refuse and the chase ensues once more
Through time and, yes, even through space
I have chased him since my youth
My efforts always were in vain
But never did I give up on my quest
"Curse you, demon! I'll have you yet!"
What power have I in the end?
My body has aged in my pursuit of this phantom
My joints ache with Clockwork's strain
He has been sapping my strength this whole time
"So it has been all in vain in the end..."
I fall to the ground as my strength begins to leave me
Only then does Clockwork show himself
"Not in vain, friend. Your journey is just beginning."
Taking my hand, he lifts me to my feet
I feel my strength return to me as my body is renewed
"Your race was valiant, now here is your reward:
Take my place as Clockwork of this realm.
Lead these lost people and make them chase you.
When they too finish their race,
Reward them as I have rewarded you."
The body of my youth had returned as Clockwork vanished
But Clockwork never vanishes, does he?
In the end, the idea of Clockwork only changes bodies after all.

© 2013 Mason Rayburn

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Added on April 20, 2013
Last Updated on April 20, 2013
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