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My body is a clock
Tick tock, tick tock
Counting down the time
I have left on this rock.
My heart is a bomb
That beats like a drum
Any moment, it could cease
Stopping the clock's run.
My mind is a machine
That records what is seen
It waits for the day
The bomb blows off steam.
My body is a clock
Tick tock, tick tock
Bringing me ever closer
To my escape from this rock.
just a short little idea I had while once again mulling over why the hell I'm here. I hope you can understand why the body is the clock, not the heart.
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PandaMea Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is such a beautiful poem!
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jonysmith123 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Rapping the words haha nyc synchronisation me like
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jazmin2hip Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I like this! I found it while I was reading poems out loud. (Don't judge. XD)
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Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sometimes it keeps me focused on what I'm reading to read it aloud. no judging here!
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jazmin2hip Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm trying to learn how to speak a lot more because I want to be a voice actress. Haha, so I've been reading aloud.
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Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's a good way to practice
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jazmin2hip Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks :)
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NatureReigns Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's rather depressing... but it's beautiful. Just like all of your work. Some, yes, is darker, but it's all beautiful. Least to me. 

.... also i keep having the second Don't Hug Me I'm Scared go through my head.... 
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Silent--Songbird Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly amazing, I enjoyed this very much. ^_^ 
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yugijak Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

Well your art certainly is worth living for.

 

As for why you're here, that's an easy one.  There is no reason.  You have to MAKE a reason to be here in order to give your life and your decisions worth.  It is only the decisions that we make for ourselves that hold any worth for us.

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Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's the problem, we can decide our destiny, but the universe decides our fate. I was never even meant to be here, and I'm just trying to make due with what I have to work with. sure I'm an artist and stuff, but when I die, who's going to care? there's only one thing that'll make me happy, and that's probably far from now
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yugijak Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

Well neither was I, and I'll never mean to be here until I give myself meaning.

 

That's what I'm trying to say.  None of us belong here until we carve our destinies out for ourselves.  I will care for every life that is snuffed prematurely, because I see that as my purpose.  To write the lives no one believes in.  To mourn the deaths of those not meant to die.

 

I've been told I take on grief for things that are not my fault.  I disagree.  I may not be able to save everyone.  I don't plan to save everyone.  I plan to save ANYONE who needs it when I can.  If that means taking on sorrows that are not mine, if that means writing even when my fingers are gone, if that means lingering after death to ensure the victims are given peace, I will do so gladly.

 

Because I don't have to.  I want to.

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Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I was as optimistic as you. but after more than two decades trying, I've completely given up. I'm just waiting now
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yugijak Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

It's not optimism, it's adaptation.

I have a very overactive imagination.  So oftentimes it will feel like I'm LIVING rather than imagining something.  Like say taking a sniper shot dirt nap.  Or finding my brother kidnapped by his genetic father.  Or getting stabbed.  Or having my tools taken from me permanently.  Or having everything I've created over my lifespan go up in an instant.

I am pretty pessimistic believe it or not, but I'm also fairly stubborn and I've lived with this my whole life.  I've gotten over it.  I'd rather make my life mean something to ME than to someone else.  But I'd still like to entertain people nonetheless.

Strength is relative.  Your power determines your fate.  No one is truly weak.  They are only inept.

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Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is why I like to imagine me living in my little world because at least there I have confidence and other stuff
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yugijak Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

I have a nice little island where everything I encounter lives myself.

 

Of course, nothing stays there permanently...and I really get tired of the villains plotting my destruction (it's 3 in the morning!  give it a rest!)[Not really, actually about 8:21]

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Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
my world is called encephalon, and it has 4 quadrants. I live in the happy, obnoxious, colorful smilesville
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
Why do you want to die
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Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
because I don't have a purpose. even as a young child I knew this
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
You're more important than me
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Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
whether I am or not isn't really the issue
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
How come?
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Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose it's because everyone is different and everyone has a different opinion of themselves. whereas you think you're less important the me, I feel I'm less important than you. a third person could say we're both being stupid and we're way important than we think. I mean, tons of people tell me how much I matter to them, and I just can't seem to share their opinion, I'm sure the same thing happens to you
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
Do you have depression? It's not normal for someone like you to be sad
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Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm severely manic depressive. I'm on meds of course, but medication doesn't keep you from feeling sadness
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kaboom360 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student General Artist
WOAH AWESOME!
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NADreamer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting poem. Good job. :)
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thomasbaron06 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
wow, this is really clever =)
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Theloneredrose Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful writing as always.
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Deislilsis Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Artist
Oh my...
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