Accidental Poet

Just A Tick In Time

Tick tock tick tock
Just a tick in time

Eyes follow hands around the clock

And I’m obsessed to rhyme


I need to write

I need to express

No matter the hour, day or night

These foolish notions I must confess


And to one, it might be nonsense

Yet to another

It just could be brilliance

Either way, it brings a smile to my mother


Staring at the contents of the refrigerator

Wasted time, well maybe so

Now it’s a minute later

Than it was a minute ago


Sometimes I’m perplexed

Between what I just did

And what I’ll do next

Guess I’m just an analytical kid


Have you never been split between yes and no?

Such triviality making up your mind

A decision sooner or later you know

But at the moment, you struggle to find


I ask forgiveness for wasting your time

And send you back to your previous endeavor

I’ll continue on with mine

As the second hand ticks on and on forever


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2006


  • JaneEVE

    Absolutely brilliant - love the word endeavor - adore the whole poem.

    • Accidental Poet

      Thank you Jane, it was a pleasure to write it.

    • Martina Lynch

      You have been writing a while... this is a great poem, I can relate to it...I have days like that when I am not much to do on my days off that Yes and No are a big problem. Writing is escapism for me!

      • Accidental Poet

        Escapism? hmm, now there\'s a new word. Yes, I\'ve been escaping for about 17 years now. I think I\'m better now than when I started. And judging by your poetry, you\'ve been escaping for some time. Thank you for reading Martina.

      • Santita

        Extremely well expressed thoughts put into a great write. Not a second of my time was wasted.

        • Accidental Poet

          Santita, you're too kind, and thank you. I'm delighted you felt my poem worthy reading.

        • YumnaKay

          This is relatable. Stuck being that yes and no is something I've experienced often...
          Good write (:

          • Accidental Poet

            Thanks Yumna, I'm glad you like it.

            • YumnaKay

              You're welcome 😊

            • orchidee

              A fine write AP. Or - endeavour, even, in English spelling. U knows we adds extra 'u's to some words - humour, colour, etc!

            • Louis Gibbs

              Procrastination is never a waste of time, I propose! That may be why I enjoyed your fine poem so much. It gives one time to reflect before jumping in to act ... or that is my excuse at least. Kudos on this splendid poem, AP!

              • Accidental Poet

                That's your story and you're sticking to it eh? And a good story it is. Thanks for reading Louis.

              • FredPeyer

                As for your last stanza, AP, you did not waste my time, you made my day!
                Thank You!

                • Accidental Poet

                  Well, I'm happy to have made your day Fred. And you're welcome.

                • wlschuett

                  Well done AP cool poem

                  • Accidental Poet

                    Thanks wischuett. A result from one of my many humorous moods. Sometimes you just get in that groove and it all comes together so easily.

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