The Persistence of Memory ::(Have all your clocks stopped?)::

Tell them to stop ticking
……………… off.

Tell them to turn their hands
………..up to the sky; face
……………, they are obsolete.

Tell them we tried.

……………..Time is a longhaired old man, waiting.
……………..Tell him his crewcut brother, Truth, needs a ride.







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18 Responses to The Persistence of Memory ::(Have all your clocks stopped?)::

  1. 🙂 crewcut brother, indeed! The last two lines are great. Funny how watches are getting to be obsolete.. but that has not done anything to slow down time at all.

  2. Geeta Nair says:

    Lovely. So much in just a few words.

  3. cshowers says:

    Great response to the prompt. And it is so true… I wonder if there will come a day and time (no pun intended) when people will no longer know how to read a clock? With the advent of computers and cell phones, there’s not much need for watches or manual clocks any longer. They are, as you said, obsolete. Isn’t it amazing how you made me think with just a few short words?


  4. shailajav says:

    I know they’re obsolete, but I still love wearing them 🙂 That last line is my favourite!

    Shailaja’s post

  5. mridubala says:

    The last line makes a powerful punch, great.

  6. Marcy says:

    I liked the contrast in hair styles.

  7. M. L. Sexton says:

    The first line made me think that every time the hands move, one person runs out of time. May not be what you meant, but that’s what I got from it since that seems to happen in real life. Great post!

  8. Really enjoyed this one, I too loved the last line.

  9. Kir Piccini says:

    how quickly our lives are changing, but I still look at my husband’s watch for the time.

    the last two lines were genius (which is what I expect of your wordplay now), the hair analogy was so good.

  10. saroful says:

    Oh, I love this. And I’m glad to see I wasn’t the only one who thought immediately of Dali.

  11. Lance says:

    I love that last line. This is really well done.

  12. C.C. says:

    Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant…..all of it, completely brilliant 🙂

  13. Rachel says:

    So nice (and packed with images) I read it twice.

  14. Gina says:

    I haven’t worn a watch in 13 years but I’m constantly reaching for my husband’s wrist. The last two lines are killer!!! Always clever stuff over here!

  15. atrm61 says:

    What a fantastic piece,loved it-especially that last bit:-)

  16. Sarah Ann says:

    Longhaired time and crewcut truth – absolutely fantastic images and metaphor.

  17. Christine says:

    Gorgeous, De. I wish I’d written it. 🙂 Your wordplay is second to none. Thanks for linking it up!

  18. Love it, De! fabulous ending.

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