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When Time Ran Out, I Took the Clock In

Time's Embrace: A Poetic Journey Through Fading Memories and Resilient Love

By Naveedkk Published 11 months ago 1 min read
When Time Ran Out, I Took the Clock In
Photo by Aron Visuals on Unsplash

Where ebony-hued hands marked time,

predictably for years, a dwelling's rhythmic core,

a tranquil, rounded void. Its golden countenance

had dulled, like our whirling dance of optimism

against life's pull, within the muted tolls —

no flight, no plea, a generation, or a few,

passing in moments. We'd long since

ceased clutching time as a captive between us,

releasing the ancient betrayals —

all we relied on to vanquish that colossal weight of memories

to which we finally yield

as hush envelops my mother's living room

like a vessel filled with longing,

devoid of tea. In my longing

to make amends, I embraced the clock.

Regrettable news, horologists exclaimed —

vintage components are scarce to find

and skilled hands for restoration are scarce. Quoted a price

that astonished me, then proposed

that it was fine to cherish it in its stillness.

I positioned the slate-encased clock up high

enough to elevate my gaze,

like a child seeking ethereal beings in reverie.

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Every written or spoken word is not necessarily according to the standards of the reader and listener. The speaker is in his own state while the listener is in his own state.

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  • Donna Fox (HKB)9 months ago

    Naveedk, this was such a great piece! Your descriptive language and the way you tell the story was so great!

  • Outstanding very impressive work!

  • Adam 10 months ago


  • This was so amazing! Beautiful choice of words!

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