Scarlett Treat

Rookie - 22 Points (1941 / Jug Fork, Mississippi)

The Man Who Wore His Watch Upside Down - Poem by Scarlett Treat

The man who wore his watch upside down
Never cared for time
From the day She died.

Until then, time had been important,
To him, at least,
For there were places
He had to be,
And things he had to do.

His work called
For him to be on time,
The children had to be
At school by eight,
And She always
Served dinner at seven sharp!

When She died,
The children had all grown,
Had long ago flown the nest,
His job was a thing of the past,
And he didn't care
If he never ate again.

He turned the mirrors
To the walls,
The clocks as well.
He knew if he looked in the mirror,
There would be no one there,
And, because time had no meaning,
He wore his watch upside down.

Scarlett Treat
August 15,2010

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 16, 2010

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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