1:00AM

by Lioness   May 30, 2012


Time may be
at my fingertips
but I feel like
I'm going nowhere.

I wake up and it's
1 o'clock in the morning;
instead of catching more
Z's, I decide to have
a shower for work instead.
Crazy right?

That's what I said.

But she has other plans.

She takes control of
the wheel and even
if we'd crash, she would
survive without me.

She is a disease who
would stalk and prey
on her next victim.
They would be infected
by her lack of reasoning.

After I bathe, I would
change the alarm on my
phone to sleep again. It's
now 1:30 and if I don't get
it right...if my fingers slip
and put another time on
the alarm, I need to
start all over again.

Time may be
at my fingertips
but I feel like
I'm going nowhere.

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  • 6 years ago

    by Jennah Bella

    This is an emotionally charged piece. I like how you sewed the whole poem together to speak to the reader. I also like how you didn't over complicate the piece. This made a good read that I felt in my heart too.

    5/5

  • 6 years ago

    by Decayed

    I have read this poem a lot, but I was afraid to comment.

    You are amazing, Liz... It's like you are delving into my world, too... I, check my iPhone a lot, just to see if the alarm is set right... Before I leave the house, I check the oven... I stress on my pen a million times, when I study I do creepy stuff... ugh, know that you aren't alone in this world.. maybe the degree is more severe, but I'd rather not think of this much....

    This is really a killer,and how you put it in this poem, in this tone, in this style.... just made it more true to me.

    Excellent. Excellent.

  • 6 years ago

    by Ms Happiness

    Wow
    you know sad poems are doors to reality, what can I say, they said it all.
    Wosh you the best Liz<3

  • 6 years ago

    by L

    :O

    When I was reading this poem, it reminded me of something I have a tendency to do..

    I wasn't sure if this was related to OCD, but that's what came to my mind when I saw that you had to check the time to make sure it was set right.

    I love poems that have time included in them, and this one was no exception.

    X

  • 6 years ago

    by Meme

    Liiiiiiiiiiiiiiz!!
    This is an outstanding piece of art. As always, people can relate to your words and to your raw emotions.

    Well done, and great job hon :)