The Fabric of Time

This poem is ‘forced’ and I think it shows … but I wanted to join in Luna’s Poetry Month Clambake (Week 1)  🙂

The clock ticking,

  the swell of my heart burdensome

  as emotions spill forth

The pillow sodden,

  tears absorbed, lost in the fabric

Memories flickering like a cinema reel

  age 8, carefree

  age 13, shy and unworldly

  age 23, believing, hopeful

  29, broken.

Tick tock

Time doesn’t stop

© www.mypastmademe.com 2011

Thanks Luna!

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16 responses to “The Fabric of Time

  1. I have to agree with everyone else.
    It did not seem forced, it was well constructed
    and deeply filled with meaning.

    Sometimes they just ‘Stop’ for me as well, and no matter how hard I try it refuses to go any farther.
    That’s when I yell at it and say fine be that way! I guess you are done than!

    Our poems know us better than we know ourselves sometimes. 🙂

    I am so glad that you entered in week one. care for week two?

    Thank you!

    Luna

    • Hi Luna, thanks for your comments. Funny you saying our poems know us better than we know ourselves sometimes … I’ve never thought about it like that, but yes gut feeling said STOP! Yes, I’ll be back for week 2 for sure … the next one’s for the Clambake 🙂

    • Yes it was strange to write that and not know where it was going, then it stopped so abruptly (or so it seemed to me), but it would have been wrong to add anything. There have been a few years (won’t say how many, lol) since 29, but what I’ll post shortly reflects where I am now … and it’s a good place 🙂 Thank you

  2. “…Memories flickering like a cinema reel

    age 8, carefree

    age 13, shy and unworldly

    age 23, believing, hopeful

    29, broken.” – that was the bit I rather liked. The image of the flicking cinema reel is very nice indeed. And I think I related very much to “29, broken.” Sigh.

    • Thank you … and I’m sorry to hear you could relate to 29, broken 😦 However, the good news is that for me, that was a long time ago now and I’m completely whole, as I hope you are too 🙂 The terrible times make us stronger, and the strength I found at 29 has helped me through tough times these past few years. I’ve just written something (will post shortly) which reflects where I am now. Btw, I had subscribed to your blog but last night all my subs had disappeared! Don’t know if it was a glitch, but if somehow it’s deleted, be assured I’ll be re-subscribing in a few minutes. No idea why/how that happened!!

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