Two Seconds


tick tock

pulse ticking

weaker still


tick tock

heavy breathing

promises fading


tick tock

eyelids closing

voices pleading


tick tock

she left

i’m alone


©2015 An Offbeat Bluestocking


I was in the mood for simplicity, so here’s a simple poem. Two words so two seconds. Based on a fear I’m sure many people have.

Writing 101 Poetry, Day 4: Seconds

“Life moves very fast. It rushes from Heaven to Hell in a matter of seconds.” – Paulo Coelho

A new life sees the world for the first time. Simultaneously, another life takes its final breath.

A passenger that was supposed to board a plane was one second late. Hours later, the plane went missing, the passenger saved.

Unimportant as it may seem, a split second can change our lives in ways we can never imagine. So today, write about the basic unit of time, seconds. Reflect on those few seconds when a loved one was in a life-and-death situation. Relive the few seconds when you held your eldest child for the first time. Recount those seconds when you were waiting for big news that was about to change your life.

This thought provoking prompt is thanks to Rosemawrites! Go check her out if you don’t already know who she is! (Seriously, go now! You’ll be glad you did!)

About C.G

I write what I'm passionate about. I believe in the therapeutic process of writing because it keeps me sane and motivated. This blog is made up of poems, narratives and other musings.
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7 Responses to Two Seconds

  1. Mara Eastern says:

    I love this. Just to my taste. Dark and moving.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. hooklineandinkwell says:

    love this…ambiguous in it’s intent leaves it to the reader to decide if it is the end of a relationship because one left or if someone left this world…beautiful:)

    Liked by 1 person

  3. rosemawrites says:

    Tick Tock. This poem is haunting. Tick Tock. It’s sad, the ending. Tick Tock, you did awesome, darling! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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