Tick Tock


“Time flows the same way for all human beings;
every human being flows through time in a different way.”
Yasunari Kawabata

Time doesn’t stand still

It’s indefinite progression

It’s an irreversible succession

It’s a continuous flow

It’s a measure of existence

It’s void of resistance

Our spot in time today

Has already gone away

Tick Tock goes the clock



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  19 comments for “Tick Tock

  1. 06/16/2016 at 5:08 pm

    Love this one!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. 06/17/2016 at 12:00 am

    Tick Tock is right! Time keeps flowing and it seems at a greater pace every year. I appreciate the time I have more as time goes on. Thanks for sharing with In Other Words. Loved the poem.


  3. 06/17/2016 at 12:45 am

    Beautifully written 😉

    Sabrina 🌞🍓🌹

    Liked by 1 person

  4. 06/17/2016 at 1:03 am

    Thank you!


  5. 06/17/2016 at 8:35 am

    This poem is wonderful- full of rhythm that delights like a fairy tale. So enjoyable!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. 06/17/2016 at 1:38 pm

    Thank you for your comment. You made me smile.


  7. 06/17/2016 at 10:17 pm

    I’m moving between time zones frequently these days and wondering why time makes travel so complicated.

    Liked by 2 people

    • 06/18/2016 at 4:44 pm

      You are spot on with your comment. I believe human error and things not within our control make travel very complimented.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. 06/18/2016 at 2:49 am

    Time does not stop… sometimes I wish it would.. and other times, I stop and pause, because I can.
    Very beautifully written Amanpan!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. 06/18/2016 at 3:28 pm

    Isn’t that the truth! Best not to put off today what you want to do. Tomorrow is never guaranteed!

    Liked by 2 people

    • 06/18/2016 at 4:47 pm

      Yes, I will have to ring your comment again. Isn’t that the truth! Thank you for commenting.


  10. 06/18/2016 at 4:29 pm

    This is a wonderful sing-a-long poem. You are very good at this Eugenia. I always enjoy your poetry 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • 06/18/2016 at 4:50 pm

      Thank you. One my beBee connections put one of my poems to music – it was fantastic. Another connection compared some of the poems to soft rap. When I write my poems, I am singing them in my head. Thank you for commenting.

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