Broken Clocks

Mute lies the clock on the wall
For three years inattentive
Twice a day if I chance to see
It speaking truth
We laugh in glee

Rare it be I meet when it calls
Who’s to blame for such contention
Death unresolved in who, me?
It fits nicely in it’s nook
I let it continue to lie to me

One day I shall bother and fall
Perhaps when my mood is overly pensive
But not today for a gift so dear, you see
Replaced might bring a few sorrowful looks
But to know the time, what resolve that would be! Write a poem using the poetic form “Rimas Dissolutas.” The choice of topic is entirely up to you.

I hope this fits.

A gift from my daughter some years ago.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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10 Responses to Broken Clocks

  1. sanaarizvi says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous rendition of the prompt, Mary! 😀 I especially love and resonate with; “Who’s to blame for such contention/Death unresolved in who, me? It fits nicely in it’s nook/I let it continue to lie to me.” Thank you so much for writing to the prompt 💝💝


  2. You aced this, Mary 🙂 – do you actually have a clock like that?


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  3. Imagination? Do I have one of those? I do like going out on an edge I guess. Thanks David. 🙂🙃😉


  4. rothpoetry says:

    A wonderful poem Mary. I love your story of the clock that only gets it right some of the time…just like us!


  5. Ain says:

    Aiie….as we say in French….beautiful poem but so strong as well….wonderful lines with a sadness behind…


  6. Ingrid says:

    The clock that taunts and only tells the truth twice a day! Nicely done 🙂


  7. seanatbogie says:

    It fits and lies beautifully.


  8. Oh… I know those clocks all too well.


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