Poetry On Odyssey: Tick, Tock
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Poetry On Odyssey: Tick, Tock

I made a poem about my grandmother's long, meaningful life.

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Poetry On Odyssey: Tick, Tock
Nadine Haddad

How can a moment last forever

If the day ends so soon?

Tick, tock,

The moment is gone.


Sun appeared in the azure, unborn sky,

Followed by your silk white dress

And your brushed chestnut hair.


Tick, tock.

Sunset.

Wrinkles on your taciturn face

Introducing the knots and your tainted fate.


Tick tock,

Memories lost, but

You are not yet gone.

How can a moment last forever

If the day ends so soon?

Tick, tock,

The moment is gone.


The same childish glee spread

As you deteriorate.

I see it in my mother

And she sees it in me.

I see you in her eyes.


You think 93 years?

I think forever.

Time is limited.

You are not.


Disclaimer: This is a work of poetry. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a poetic manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
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