When the Balance Wheel is Broken


When the Balance Wheel is Broken


when the balance wheel

   is broken ..

when the main spring

   has been sprung ..

when there are too many


and when the date

   and time are both wrong ..

maybe it’s time

to think of saying goodbye

and though not

afraid of death or of dying

   I need to die slower ..

since my fine house is not

   yet In order ..

I need to post more first

class letters,

write that last poem down

then go wipe my

computer, before I say my

   final goodbyes ..


  • Author: Neville (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 7th, 2023 02:33
  • Comment from author about the poem: I don't enjoy feeling off kilter .. somethings going on .. when can I ring home
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 27
  • Users favorite of this poem: Teddy.15, LIZ.
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  • arqios

    Always good to there be that place, that home to go back to when things go awry. Being off kilter is personally for me a killer. Hope the situation has changed for the better since this writing and posting.

    • Neville

      Something is afoot and it aint just twelve inches CB .. I need to get to the bottom of this .. take care .. N

    • Goldfinch60

      I am always here for you Neville.


      • Neville

        Thank you kindly Andy

      • orchidee

        Good wishes N.
        Meanwhile - that'll cost ya - sending more first class letters!

        • Neville

          .......................................... UFFFF

        • Teddy.15

          Well I just want to cry ❤️

        • Bobby O

          I love the phrasing and how the message spins but am personally a bit fearful or ambivalent about all that content and meaning potentially within.

          • Neville

            not sure what is going on .. appreciate you touching base Bobby .. thanks

          • LIZ

            If it makes you feel better, you're not alone!!! 💜💜💜💜💜💜

            • Neville

              I'm still not sure what is going on here .. I just hope the site is playing very temporary tricks LIZ 💜

              • LIZ

                Agreed!!!!!! This better go away soon!!! I'm going to go lit a candle. Light some sage 😆😆😆 💜💜💜💜💜

              • orchidee

                I'm always here for ya too - but I may be a fat lot of help! Doh!

              • Christina8

                never a good thing to feel off kilter. This has a very sad tone to it. May there be no final goodbyes....

                • Neville

                  Not sure what is going on .. the site seems to eat up my words .. No no fin

                • MendedFences27

                  Hope you're OK. Ignore my last comments to you. They were in jest.
                  Maybe you've got tech problems. I get them from time to time. Your words are always "first class."
                  A few years ago, I lost my computer to a massive failure and consequently, lost a few years' worth of work. Hope get back to normal soon. - Phil A.

                  • Neville

                    No worries Phil .. I suspect you are write my kind & fine literary friend .. Neville

                  • dtrusss

                    I've been saying this to most today, but I'll say it again. Go out and get some sunshine right now or when it shines again. You are a wonderful expressive. Thanks for your sharing.

                    • Neville

                      you can beat an egg and a drum .. but you can't beat a decent bit o sunshine can ya .. cheers .. Neville

                    • Doggerel Dave

                      The central question I ask myself from time to time: do I want to go fast or slow...?
                      Still not sure, but will I, in the end (yeh - that one) have much choice? Rang many bells for me; thanks Neville.

                      • Neville

                        Be sure you are not alone, but thanks for letting me know my friend .. Neville

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