CLOCK (a poem)

CLOCK

BY KATIE GEORGE

An hourglass reminds me of you,
And the time I will never get back.
From thinking of your glossy eyes,
And the night, dripping in black.

We all want what we can’t have,
And isn’t that such a sin?
But when I think of you,
It is true: God must forgive.

I promise I’ll let you go,
Some day or the other.
I’ll just have to wait,
Hoping for another:

Someone who will hold
Me, when the sun is bright,
And will tell me the truth,
As all is brought to light.


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AN EXPLANATION.

It wasn’t until this past year that I started writing poetry, and I have to say… It is actually pretty interesting! I know a lot of you guys are poets yourselves, and I love reading what you have to say. Though prose is where my heart is, poetry bleeds personality, and it exposes its writer in a different way than short stories and novels do.

I wrote “Clock” one dark night in early December. I was working on a portfolio for creative writing class, and I wanted a poem that truly reflected my thoughts, because isn’t that what writing is all about? We’re meant to showcase our pain, joy, and life experiences. That’s what makes us writers and poets and artists in a world where emotion is hidden away, locked up tight.

Though I won’t go into great detail on what this poem is about (hehe), I will say that it is a  door to something that consumed me for a month or so. Though I can look back now and laugh, the things that happen to us can seem so drastic and monumental, especially in the moment. And when things don’t go our way, it may seem that the universe is against us, which is quite preposterous, if we’re being honest.

Things happen like they are meant to, and people are the way they are.

What can change is how we handle the situations in which we’re placed. If we allow fear and unhappiness to settle in our souls, then negative energy becomes normal. Instead, I challenge you to rid yourself of this negative energy–whether that be in the people with whom you associate or life experiences in general–and take heart in the fact that the sun will always shine, even if there are clouds for a few days.

As always, thank you so much for reading and sharing in my thoughts! It means the world to me to have your support, and I can’t wait to read what you guys have to share. ❤

Until next time

-K.

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