A.J. McKinley

Rookie (July,1975 / Indiana, United States)

The Devil's Clock - Poem by A.J. McKinley

The Devils Clock minuets in widdershins as she bows before the two.
Unclear images within the mirror of a beauty that is not you.
I dance and dance yet she does not come.
Before my eyes age replaces the young.
A dream; I skip and within I flee.
A love so pure it can never be.
Tick tick goes the faithful clock in a backward glance
Run run my child for the dark holds your only chance.
Deosil now the lonely clock does chime.
A dreamer dreams to make you mine.

Copyright 2006 A.J. McKinley


Comments about The Devil's Clock by A.J. McKinley

  • (8/21/2006 4:58:00 PM)


    What I feel here is utter terror. This work shows you can write with bleak gutsiness as well as ethereal beauty;
    'I dance and dance yet she does not come.'
    The repetition adds a sense of panic here. Well done.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 31, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, August 20, 2010


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