Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Drum Roll Expected Please



You wind me up!

I watch you as you wind me up,
knowing
you care naught of my mechanics,
what makes me tick,
I merely a visible denotation
of your self-perceived position
wrapped round your flabby wrist.

You wind me up!

You think you manage me
but I manage you, set your pace,
my hands upon my face indicate
where you are  or should be 
in this very time and space. 
I am your controller.

You wind me up!

I am horoLogical, I am movement,
I am energy, I am precision. 
I move, wheels turn,
I bring societal recognition.
Your value is in me!

You wind me up!

I give you time, guide you
through the passage of existence,
offer a future state of potentiality
from this present to the finality of your past.

You wind me up!

I watch you as you wind me up,
knowing
you care naught of my mechanics,
what makes me tick,
I merely a visible denotation
of your self-perceived position
wrapped round your flabby wrist.

You wind me up!
 Value me – or time will quick run out for you!

Anna :o]

MLM at Mindlovemisery writes:

“This week’s theme is Personification! Personification is the attribution of human nature or character to animals, inanimate objects, or abstract notions. By all means feel free to submit stories as I feel this prompt lends quite well to fantasy. Any type of poetry goes, even just a blog posts about your encounters with animals behaving in a human manner would work beautifully.”

I thought I would write about my watch – not a Rolex (!) - which I would be totally lost without, the odd thing being that I have a pretty good sense of time and can almost always predict same before looking at my horological instrument – I guess I must need confirmation!

Time fascinates me and I often wonder what has preceded me in the annals of history - who/what occupied this very space in which I sit at my old computer desk…

‘How a Mechanical Watch Works’ – courtesy of Daniel Radeck at YouTube.

9 comments:

mindlovemisery said...

I watched the video first and lo and behold I learned A LOT! I am one of those people who just knows what time it is right down to he minute even though I really don't look at clocks its because of my appetite and love of food to be honest lol

I love this its absolutely fantastic what a great repeating stanza! So true too, if I am to accomplish anything at all I need a schedule. I was always terrified of aging ever since I was 9 going on 10 (which is weirdly early but I have felt old ever since)

Brian Miller said...

oh i value it...i am fascinated by watches...the intricate mechanics of them...all the gears...esp the old pocketwatches you have to wind...and then the thought of time...its all in what we do with it...where we put ours will say much about us...

ayala said...

Excellent write, Anna.

Marcelo said...

Wow Anna. This is lovely. For the first time I'm seeing through the "clock's" eye and I like how that feels. :)

Jyoti Mishra said...

true.. we are all slaves of time
planning and executing everything around..

Luke said...

What a great British phrase that is... and I love how you've taken the metaphor/analogy further. It works as an effective refrain-line too

Leovi said...

I like to live within optimism expressed in his beautiful poem!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Thanks for your welcome comments folks.

Life is a bit chaotic at the mo' - hence responses to your kind words are sporadic - sorry!

Anna :o]

Martin said...

Your poem demonstrates well how we invent tools and machines to be their master but at last we tend to submit ourselves to them.