Friday, April 17, 2015

The Sound of the Clock

I've never considered myself much of a poet. Truth be told I have a hard time sharing any creative writing I've written, but I'm trying to get out of my comfort zone. I wrote this a couple months ago and it conveys a metaphor that just really speaks to me.  My brother convinced me to post it. So here it is:


The Sound of the Clock by Logan Blair

I did not know there was a clock in my house,
though its ticking has been constant for years.
I never stopped to listen for it.

How have I been keeping time all this while?

Instead of counting seconds I have been
counting coins,
counting jewels,
counting praise.

I have been keeping time by counting my own prosperity and
I have been relentlessly tardy.
I strain to catch up, but my efforts are fruitless.
I fall further and further behind.
How many appointments have I missed completely?
The world loves to laugh at my delinquency.

I sit in the quiet pondering the cause of my perpetual tardiness.

And I hear something. Because I took a moment to be silent,
I hear the ticking that has always been there.
And I realize that I have been keeping time by the wrong measure all this while.

I recalibrate and begin keeping time by the sound of the clock,
and I find that I have missed nothing.
All the while I thought I was late,
I was on time,
according to the clock.
My timing was perfect,
according to the clock.
The clock's timing was perfect.
The clock's timing is perfect.

So I shall not count coins,
nor count jewels,
nor count praise any further.

They are no way to measure time.

Now that I can hear the sound of the clock,
I know that every other method by which I tried to keep time,
was never meant for keeping time.

The clock has always been and will always be the only way. 

3 comments:

  1. Wow, I love your blog! I can definitely relate with your k-drama problems. =D

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  2. Thank you so much!!! That is so nice of you to say. K-drama problems are so relatable once you've watched one, aren't they?

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  3. As soon as you've watched one, you can't help but watch another one.. Then another one.. 8 years later.. You can't stop!

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