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A Crack In Time
Ella Wheeler Wilcox (5 November 1850 - 30 October 1919 / Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin)

A Crack In Time

Theres a crack in the clock, a crack in time
Crack in my heart and cracks in my mind
Take me back to when it all started
So I can stop being broken hearted.

Suspended in air, almost floating
But continously falling all the while
Moments are seen in reverse
As my memories just compile.

Rising up, yet never landing
Morning comes to cushion the fall
In the evening, as I lay waiting
The sun hides, for night will cover all.

Now comes a fear with falling
Steeped even within a dream
See the ground rapidly arising
So too with my silent scream.

Heartbeat keeps on knocking
long after I wake
Do these dreams foreshadow
Falls that I must take?

If I'd really known before what I needed most of all
I should've stayed where my heart was with my soul
Got nothing right now, just a blurred reflection
Of the broken time, trapped in suspension...

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Comments (19)

A trusting little leaf of green A bold audacious frost Youth for ever lost " Fantastic imagery Great poem.
The brilliance of Ella Wheeler Wilcox.One of my favourites by my favourite poet. You never really died Ella, You live on eternally through your magnificent prose. I and many, many more miss you.
An awesome write and that too rich in rhyme, rhythm and philosophy about life.
Great write, , , , I like it
little race is run, good one
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