Treasure Island

David Chap Bottoms

(20th September 1990 / Jacksonville, Florida)

The Perpetual Ticking of Time


Thoughts scream and screech
Clawing at walls with icy fingers
Sharpened teeth and poisoned breath
Skin gray and pale

Hands move restless
Without pause or hesitation
Disembodied and lifeless
Unyielding to quit

Sleep eluding the body
Aches and pains torment
Muscles give up and cry
The heart bleeds

Eyes helplessly look on
Words bitten back
The mind crippled
Shut out from the world

Submitted: Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Perpetual Ticking of Time by David Chap Bottoms )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. DALYA IN RAVENSBURG 74, Terry Collett
  2. Tomar Hansi Tomar Kanna, ramesh rai
  3. But peace, hasmukh amathalal
  4. Rah! rRah! Siss-boom-bah!, Frank Avon
  5. Same enthusiasm, hasmukh amathalal
  6. NOT / Heart-related, Alan Hickman
  7. Boy last, hasmukh amathalal
  8. Goodbyes Are Hard, Sayli Satam
  9. I LOVE PARIS, Terry Collett
  10. Unrhymed, Naveed Khalid

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

It is very nice to think
The world is full of meat and drink,
With little children saying grace
In every Christian kind of place.... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Amy Lowell

 

Trending Poems

  1. A Thought, Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. On the Ning Nang Nong, Spike Milligan
  9. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]