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Trauma looks like my kitchen clock.
The hours,
minutes,
they are dead
and the second hand stutters,
heartbroken.
I imagine every inconsequential twitch
is a plea for the freedom
it will never see again.
When its futile heart finally gives out,
I won't try to fix the timepiece
because after all its wasted sufferings,
allowing again such a disjointed tic
would be a deeper level of cruelty.
The prompt was "the second-hand of a clock" from =QuiEstInLiteris. The first few attempts were dreadful, until I remembered the poor clock behind me in the kitchen. It makes me sad to look at, as there is something dreadfully heartbreaking about a second-hand that tries to move forward, but can't.
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   General Artist
Hello there, dear heart. :huggle:
I've used this piece's title in my title poem over HERE: [link] :la:
I hope you enjoy the read! :love:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   General Artist
Congratulations on the well-deserved DLD, lovely! :huggle:
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!!! :heart:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   General Artist
My pleasure, darling! :love:
Hope you've been having an incredible holiday experience, belated Merry Christmas and advanced Happy New Year! :huggle:
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   General Artist
Mmhmm :blowkiss:
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pomohippie7 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Writer
Congratulations on the DLD, dear! Well deserved. :clap:
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Many thanks!!! :heart:
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Writer
This is lovely. So sad and poignant. Congrats on the DLD!
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :heart: :heart:
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!!!!
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TheDarkenedBride Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this one very much :iconfireworkplz:
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! :love:
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TheDarkenedBride Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure :frail:
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Ultramarine7 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The hour hand is broken on the clock, too. It only points to 6 because the gears can't move it up.
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yup! Hence why I said the hour and minute hand are dead. :D Are we ever going to put a different clock up?
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Ultramarine7 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to fix that one. It matches the kitchen.
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I would love it if that happened, though every time we fix it, it just breaks again. :P
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Ultramarine7 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We don't fix it; I hit the second hand and it starts moving again!
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
POWER PUNCH, HIIII-YAH!
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ThePenVsTheSword Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Writer
Very sad, but good.
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! Love your username, by the way.
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ThePenVsTheSword Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome! Thank you.
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The concept is really unique and interesting and it could not be written in a better way my dear.
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:happybounce: Thank you so, so much!! :D :D :D
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OnceUponAWinter Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
beautiful (for want of a better word :P) XD <3
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, thank you so much!
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LittleFishPenguin95 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So very true! :heart:
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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DoveThunder Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I love the ending! You've got really stark images, too! :)
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :love:
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DoveThunder Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
You're welcome! :hug:
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