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11 October 2013
Today's prompt asks us to listen to the sounds around us and incorporate that into our poetry. I'm home alone today, so it's easy to hear things. I closed my eyes and listened to the living room clock for a few minutes and this poem took shape.



Tick tock
Tick tock
Silent tears and heaving sobs
Tick tock
Tick tock
Screaming rage and silent glares
Tick tock
Tick tock
Questions without answers
Hopeless accusations
Empty arms and hearts
Tick tock
Tick

3 comments:

Christine said...

You create a lot of atmosphere with few words here! Very tense.

stephseclecticinterests said...

Incredibly powerful! I love a poem that reaches inside of me and touches my core. Well done!

Beth Camp said...

A powerful poem of love and loss with the strong emotion balanced by the sounds of the clock.