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Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

The Changing Chimes Of Time


Yes I let it go
my words will flow
cutting time in two
into seconds from minutes
from the hours, even days
turning time inside out
so it is no longer real

Take me away to reason
where time is a myth
a fifth season, a place of nonessence

Time falters, flakes, falls, flutters
fetters away into oblivion
Like everything known to man

T - All TOMORROWS are never to be
I - In my INNOCENCE, My IGNORANCE
M - MANIPULATIONS of mind
E - ENUMERATION, numbering my way to eternity

Submitted: Saturday, July 27, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 29, 2013

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  • Diane Hine (8/3/2013 3:26:00 AM)

    I love poems which explore the weird nature of time - this one no exception. (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (7/31/2013 12:28:00 AM)

    A marvellous poem, telling that time and tide waits for none! The acrostic at the conclusion is the hall- mark of the poem! (Report) Reply

  • Poetheart Morgan (7/29/2013 9:17:00 AM)

    You fight against the time. The time is past, when we are happy to remember. Present when you move forward and is future when you still can planning.
    He gave you all this and still give it. Is your job. Give
    But he has to charge you and reminds you (what should have been done) , and forces you to do again what you did not learn and gives you another chance to rebuild life in the right way.
    So time to pay what is owed. Make the three connections and get off at the station of your future. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/29/2013 7:04:00 AM)

    Time is a constant, but always in motion, dragging each one of us into oblivion!
    Time is a great teacher, but unfotunately before we finish learning, he kills all his pupils! So beware of him!
    Never take him for granted!
    A great write, especially the acrostic at the end! ! (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (7/29/2013 5:55:00 AM)

    I enjoyed reading this poem as time waits for no one and we can't escape that. Perhaps eternity is different. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (7/29/2013 5:54:00 AM)

    Everything depends on Time
    Time is an incredibly concrete reality
    in abstraction,
    There's a saying of a priest in James Joyce:
    Time was, TIime is, but Time will be no more...
    yes, time is a mysterious concept, beyond ordinary comprehension...
    it flies, it stops, it creeps, it runs...
    but still a minute is of 60 seconds, and hours - 60 minutes! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Nader Baheri (7/29/2013 2:57:00 AM)

    Thomas, this is the brilliant way of writing.especially the last part and the way how you have combined each character of T-I-M-E-.
    I enjoyed.
    although we all like that time stops, it won't.and the moments are fettered.
    i wonder if time stops do we get the eternity?
    10++++~nb (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (7/28/2013 8:53:00 AM)

    A great poem, it would be good to live with no days of the week
    and no hours on a clock. I wonder how we would cope. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/28/2013 7:49:00 AM)

    turning time inside out...
    Nice expression. Time is like the pullover we wear. So intimate. We usually turn it inside out. Beautiful poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Sj Holland (7/27/2013 9:37:00 PM)

    ...Take me away to reason
    where time is a myth
    a fifth season, a place of nonessence...

    To me this is the essence of your verse, and helped me to understand more about your subject: when time is no more. (Report) Reply

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