Monday, July 21, 2014

Tick Tock ...... See!

Tick tock, the sound echoes through my head tick tock,


I turn to the right and watch the pendulum swing left then right. Tick tock.

My brain tells me it is time to move from this chair sitting in front of the window looking out to the world, 
my world, 
that is now shrouded in a veil of nothingness.


The moisture sticks to the window blocking the view that was, and now is not.

My memories slide.


Tick tock, Tick tock.

Memories of days gone by run through my head, days like this, the ones that seem to disappear before my eyes, shrouded in a mist of nothingness.


I grasp hold of the bits floating on their way to somewhere, to nowhere.

Tick tock.


Stretching my arms to reach the window searching and pushing the white mist of nothingness trying to find my way back to what was, to what is.


Tick tock.

                               Grace @ Buttonsthoughts.ca

41 comments:

  1. Beautiful.

    I battle and dream a lot too.

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  2. Seems like you are reminiscing my dear friend. Lovely post, something different :) Hugs M xxx

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  3. Look at all the beauty growing where you are :-)

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  4. Hey there old friend! I have missed reading your posts but I am back stalking you ;)

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  5. Ah, time keeps passing whether we live in the past or in the present. Hope you soon find your way back to what is. ;)

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  6. oh buttons, that is beautiful and i find myself having the same thoughts...

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  7. gosh, this post makes me feel like i am tick tocking away (i feel like there is a song about this too?? simon & garfunkel?? my memory is not working right this moment??!) ... i need to get to work. time is a passing by. have a great week. keep that smile. ( :

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  8. Buttons, beautifully written. It made me smile, almost similar to my days sometimes. Love daydreaming.

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  9. this breaks my heart, dear. *hugs*

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  10. Sending you lots of hugs, Buttons! Hoping you feel more settled soon! xo

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  11. OK I think I should tell everyone I am doing well and very happy baling hay I wrote this for my creative writing class last week and thought I would share. Funny how a moment of thought can be interpreted. Thanks for all the concern I have the best Blogger family ever.I am well and smiling. xo B

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  12. I love this B! Poignant, yet with little glimpses of hope!

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  13. Love your Tick Tock pictures. Oh so beautiful! Thanks for sharing Buttons.

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  14. I like the way you use the tick tock to emphasize the passage of time. I hope you can break through the fog and participate fully in the things out the window.

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  15. Memories and day dreams can root you to your chair.

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  16. You ok?
    I am feeling run down and tired today. I'm going with it. Got a thousand things to do but got the computer out to see what my blog friends are up to.
    I hope everything is ok.
    I'm wanting to slow summer down. I feel it is flying by much too quickly.
    Cindy Bee

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  17. Just now read your comments! Glad you are well and happy you artsy fartsy writing machine!

    Cindy Bee

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  18. Ya know, those few words have such a different meaning on any given day.
    Cheri

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  19. it seems very sad...the clock is ticking for all of us -whether we are hearing it or not...whether we are paying attention or not...

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  20. B,

    Beautifully written!!! What grade did you get writing this piece?

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  21. Sounds like my night last night. Very nice.

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  22. I felt the sadness too. Nice piece. Glad you are taking a class! Sandra

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  23. This is beautifully written and makes me think of my elderly aunt and uncle. Time passes so swiftly.
    Have a nice week! Hope you got the baling job done.

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  24. Well all caught up with your stories. I do hope all the haying continues to go well and the weather holds for you. I pray that sunny days will be there for the wedding. Your writing is always enthralling. Glad you did also stayed with that creative writing class. Make hay while the sun shines...

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  25. It's funny how sometimes the clock's ticking can suddenly sound so loud! You have captured a moment in time - very lovely writing. xo Karen

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  26. You are a poet, and you have touched the emotions of your readers... something only the best writers can do.
    Sending hugs Buttons, just because I can!

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  27. Time is going by way too fast for me...I keep complaining to my daughter. Then I stop and remember...her husband is deployed. Time is dragging on for her.

    {we would love to see more from your class...wonderful prose!}

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  28. Hello dear Grace
    Sometimes I just emerge myself in the places of my past childhood such as the ocean and woodland because it is so beautiful and I need some of that every so often ... and yes, it is hard to drag yourself back into reality when you are enjoying that "time out" : )
    Joy

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  29. Oh B. how I understand. Tick
    Tock. Well put and bravo

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  30. Beautifully written. I think we should embrace each and every tick and tock...savoring them as the precious gifts that they are :)

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  31. Beautiful. Grasping onto those memories that want to float away.

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  32. That sounds to me like depression. Hope you are not battling those black dogs!!! My meds have finally kicked in, and I am doing some better. I am in Woodstock right now, with my Mom. We went for a quick tour of the cemetery looking for the grave of her great grandmother. She has such a hard time walking in the grass with her walker, so she waited on the path till I found it, and then struggled over.

    Now I can go back and look at your photos!! I was too worried before!

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  33. Oh, good! I saw your comment this time! Have fun baling hay!
    Your flowers are so lush!! I love that old water pipe!

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  34. Grace, when you read this in class it evoked so many memories and thoughts and my own fear of life passing by too quickly--tick tock.
    Your addition of the lovely plants shows us that life is beautiful, and grows at its own pace, and its own time.
    Your creative expression of feelings is so beautiful.

    Cheers,
    Christine

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  35. It is nearly impossible to live in the present isn't it? Sometimes memories take over.

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  36. Hi there. Thank you for visiting me! I think what we have in common is that we both love Lisa! This poem is astounding and heart wrenching. Oh my, I hope it does not describe something bad you are going through!

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  37. Maybe your brain just needed to be put on pause for a few minutes...seems like you are very busy, and going to get even busier soon.

    I will drop by tomorrow to visit, thanks for the heads up.

    Jen

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  38. so perfectly said . . . truly touches the heart,
    love & love to you

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  39. Quite the mood you create . . . I like reading your writings!

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