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The Impending Pendulum​

10 Mar

This evening’s sunlight finally subsides

candlelight cast eerie shadows onto the wall

a moons rise and decline, inspiring the tides

seems much faster, as if we were nearing fall.

Feeling nocturnal in these darkest of hours

a trancing grandfather clock, so rhythmic

with mysticism, I dwell possessing powers

to hex the wooden statue to miss a tic.

If I can stutter time that forges the future

similar to an arrhythmia of the heart

if possible I’d dread being denominated as “Ruler”

my key crux lies in not knowing where to start.

It’s just not tangible to be a sorcerous king

I think I’d prefer all to have reason and order

no being, has the right to control a pendulum’s swing

such a debacle would spawn, consequential disorder.

A system of reckoning will come and go as planned

as we are all trapped in the crashing waves of time

No way can I pause it with just a wave of the hand

I’ll just try to do the most, with the little bit that’s mine.

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© 2018 Joseph Emerson @ WhatsInsideAMadmansHat.com

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2018 in poetry, Uncategorized, writing

 

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27 responses to “The Impending Pendulum​

  1. RhapsodyBoheme

    March 9, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Beautiful and thought provoking. Your words speak to my heart especially tonight ❤️

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    • Joseph Emerson

      March 9, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      thank you so much. Glad you liked it. It was dark and fun to write. Hope all is well.

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      • RhapsodyBoheme

        March 10, 2018 at 3:43 am

        As best as can be I think. It’s a transition time, but at the moment every day is a gift and I’m not sure how many more there are.

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  2. Patrick Dykie

    March 9, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Thank you for a wonderful read. It had a haunting touch to it. Especially, since I was thinking of daylight savings time, and turning back the clocks. I liked the words, “If I can stutter time that forges the future similar to an arrhythmia of the heart.” To have such power, would be frightening. Thanks again, and take care.

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    • Joseph Emerson

      March 9, 2018 at 3:27 pm

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked it. I tried to set an ominous tone to it. I’m happy it played out correctly. Thanks again for reading✌🏼

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  3. BeckiesMentalMess.wordpress.com

    March 9, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Very mysterious, and visually stunning while reading. Excellent! 🙂

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  4. Jay Kaushal

    March 9, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Boy. This some inspired writing man. Intense!

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  5. Lesleykluchin

    March 9, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    This is brilliant! The teacher in me longs to hear you recite this on SoundCloud simply to know your emphasis on words and where you pause. This begs to be performed and heard.

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    • Joseph Emerson

      March 9, 2018 at 7:57 pm

      Funny I had a conversation with a fellow blogger about doing some kind of YouTube poetry reading and how we were chicken lol.

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    • Joseph Emerson

      March 9, 2018 at 7:57 pm

      Maybe soon. I’m try to build up the courage.

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      • Lesleykluchin

        March 9, 2018 at 8:02 pm

        Just record it on your phone. You don’t need to do a video. Just do the voice. If you need more courage play music in the background. Play with it. It’s rather less scary if it’s use your voice and not you performing. Try that. For students who weren’t comfortable getting up in front of the class they’d record themselves on their phone and we’d listen. It’s a great way to break the ice. I know you can do it! 👍

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      • Joseph Emerson

        March 9, 2018 at 8:03 pm

        Great idea. I’ll give it a shot for sure. I’ve been toying with the idea…

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      • Lesleykluchin

        March 9, 2018 at 8:04 pm

        No rush but just play with it. Pretty soon you’ll get used to it. Go for it!

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      • Joseph Emerson

        March 9, 2018 at 8:05 pm

        Thanks for the encouragement and inspiration. 🤓

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      • Lesleykluchin

        March 9, 2018 at 8:12 pm

        Always! Your talent is truly genuine and needs to shared. Yes, I’m a reader and lover of poetry and pros, but I’ve been an educator for the majority of my life, and to not encourage someone with a gift would be against everything I believe in. Keep writing and sharing in whatever way works for you.

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      • Joseph Emerson

        March 9, 2018 at 8:14 pm

        So nice of you. I’m am in utter shock at the feedback that I have been getting. I just started this as an escape from everything and it has had an unbelievable response. So cool. Thanks again, you are too nice.

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      • Joseph Emerson

        March 10, 2018 at 12:12 pm

        So I tried to record it with some theatrical help from my girlfriend and it’s starting to sound like something lol I also noticed I read it out loud differently than in my head.. Weird.

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  6. boundlessblessingsblog

    March 10, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Brilliant words so well composed Joseph

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  7. Quillpen

    March 11, 2018 at 1:14 am

    Excellent!!!

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