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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  • 7 years ago

    by Jenna Bella Oldridge

    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.


  • 7 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.

  • 7 years ago

    by Ms Happiness

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

  • 7 years ago

    by L


    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.


  • 7 years ago

    by Meme

    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 :)