Brian Patten

(7 February 1946 / Liverpool / England)

I Have Changed The Numbers On My Watch - Poem by Brian Patten

I have changed the numbers on my watch,
And now perhaps something else will change.
Now perhaps
At precisely 2a.m.
You will not get up
And gathering your things together
Go forever.
Perhaps now you will find it is
Far too early to go,
Or far too late,
And stay forever

Comments about I Have Changed The Numbers On My Watch by Brian Patten

  • Gold Star - 26,074 Points Kim Barney (5/10/2015 2:32:00 PM)

    I like the concept here, but there seems to be a word missing between lines six and seven. The flow is wrong there. Perhaps the person who submitted it made a typo. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 4,941 Points Bill Galvin (5/10/2015 1:20:00 PM)

    A lovely expression of hopefulness. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 44 Points O Shege (5/10/2015 6:20:00 AM)

    barren in stanzas but pregnant in meaning....thanks for sharing this. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 44,582 Points Chinedu Dike (5/10/2015 3:40:00 AM)

    Lovely piece of poetry written with insight. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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