forever is just a word

100 words about time passing too fast
photo by swooshed 

tick tock

Sound of the clock.

tick tock tick tock

Seconds flock from future to past, relentless and metronome-steady; you know you won’t last forever but that won’t stop you from trying.

tick tock

Minutes mock by not passing and then – you’re not looking – an hour has gone. But what is one hour?

tick tock tick tock

Days, weeks, months stack up, the beat of the metronome faded to background noise.

tick tock

Years, decades, a lifetime, the tick tock has knocked them out of you second by irreplaceable second.

tick tock tick tock

Sound of the clock.

tick tock

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11 thoughts on “forever is just a word

  1. This is fantastic. “Seconds flock from future to past, relentless and metronome-steady” — love how you relate time’s passage to a metronome and continue that image all the way through with “tick tock” references. 🙂

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  2. Great poem on seconds. I kind of got a weird vibe from it like someone is trying to beat – get passed the seconds before they are caught. It’s because it reminds me of Edger Allan Poe, ‘The Pit or The Pendelum.” It is a scary story. Your’s wasn’t scary or anything it just had that slightly weird vibe to it — in my mind. Great job!

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