Ticking of the Clock

Ticking of the Clock

A Poem by Sharon Miller Bolander

Oh, the ticking of the clock
Seconds left behind
Minutes, hours, days and years
Never shall return
What remains from time that's gone?
What is left behind?
Questions more than answers cry
To my asking of just why
Why what's lost may count for naught
To the ticking of the clock
Listening to the tick and tock
Of a fast advancing clock
Leaves but faintest memory
Of but once may have been me
In that mirror of the past
Not an image long can last
Walk away from what had been
Only to begin again
With more ticking of the clock
Oh, the ticking of the clock
Thinking long won't make it stop
Is life but a waste of time
Trying to make reason rhyme?

© 2017 Sharon Miller Bolander


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Yes, the earth moves round the sun, we're born and then grow old, all to ticking clocks who don't seem to notice it all. It's a beautiful thing when you think you have all the time in the world, but then you wake up old one day. Is it cruel? Only if one chooses to see it that way. Perhaps it's best to just accept it as the creator's mighty plan and go on. I think we both may have done that.

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this is probably the best writing I've seen in this site. a striking piece full of honesty and a touch of melancholy.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Yes, the earth moves round the sun, we're born and then grow old, all to ticking clocks who don't seem to notice it all. It's a beautiful thing when you think you have all the time in the world, but then you wake up old one day. Is it cruel? Only if one chooses to see it that way. Perhaps it's best to just accept it as the creator's mighty plan and go on. I think we both may have done that.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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beautiful cadence! we can feel the clock ticking with out stopping...
- "Is life but a waste of time/ Trying to make reason rhyme?" May be! who knows!!! Lovely!


Posted 4 Years Ago


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I loved the flow of this poem and the proper usage of onomatopoeia.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Sharon Miller Bolander
Sharon Miller Bolander

Flushing, MI



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Happily retired! My hobbies include writing, flower gardening, and knitting. I've been married to the same great guy since 1967, and we travel the world primarily by cruise ship. Two rescued cats a.. more..

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