Faith Wood

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Frozen - Poem by Faith Wood

I used to freeze time,
pocket the laughter and hold on to smiles
I'd have the scene carved into my eyes
so it would never leave my mind
All the nightmares and sick days
were washed away with the strongest of chemicals
only to relieve the repeating memories
But that's not how to live
I learned that the hard way

All I ever wanted was to keep us close
Not move too fast and ignore the ghosts
I'd lay awake for days
just stagnant in the best of times,
not noticing the hand tick by
The moment has changed and time is gone
and who knows what's next to come
I can't lose myself
between the ticking and the sound of the chimes


Comments about Frozen by Faith Wood

  • (6/14/2008 10:34:00 PM)


    no matter how badly we want to hold on we must let go and move foward...excellent write...loved it. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/14/2008 10:34:00 PM)


    no matter how badly we want to hold on we must let go and move foward...excellent write...loved it. (Report) Reply

  • (6/14/2008 4:23:00 PM)


    Nice of you to remind us of the fact that we just can't stand still. Life will pass us by and we will drift backwards. Remarkable that as we grow older we want to recall the times that are frozen in the past. Your lesson is well taken: we must say yes to living not knowing the consequences. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 14, 2008



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