Friday, January 30, 2009

Tick, Tock, Skull-duggery...

Tick, he said. What makes you tick?
Read me. Easy as a book.
I tick. Like that clock

of time

that wants the world to twirl its hands around me;
as I curl my hands around it...

anti-clockwise to the beat and then
in mock mimicry of the moving sun
wiping the upturned bowl finger-licking clean,


bopping down and up. up and down.

What makes me tick? Ha!

I think I evaded that
quite nicely;

But I can tell you in two ticks

What ticks me off!

Lol. It's all those two bit
ticks and tocks that pretend

to move

hands towards the sun
then point and flail and flounder;
the intent to tick, tacky and torn...
then fall still pointing, to the ground.

Tick. Tock.

Wonder why.

It makes me tick.

It ticks me off!

It tickles me, tog.

It toggles me, sick!

What makes me tick?

Indeed. I told you so.

Now tell me why?



Khadija said...

these lines make the poem for me:
"Like that clock

of time

that wants the world to twirl its hands around me;
as I curl my hands around it..."


KimyaShafinaaz said...

i think it should have ended:

'the clock is ticking; tick.tick.tick...'

yay, kay! you got the line that moves me :P

time wants to claim us, using the world of things and stuff and do's and don'ts. unless u can curl your hand around and conquer before you are conguered. like get a grip, already! :)

greengirl said...



of time





for the


league ;-)

KimyaShafinaaz said...

oooh im liking the extra ticks!

greengirl said...

Iy! Dat was a mistake!

Anonymous said...

may i add that you are making me tick and tock and seee my epitaph spelling 'R I P'

but this is this eerie feeling of which way to hold.. this way or that way...
see the question mark on my head :)

KimyaShafinaaz said...

lol @ gg


do not RIP! pleaseeeee... the world needs your light and talent...

this ones for you (to keep u not resting in peace :P)
'khuda toojeh kissi toofaan sein aashnaa kardein...'

*May God bring a Storm in your Life*

Alama Iqbal

Anonymous said...

I AM SIGHING AND PRETENDING TO BE IN RIP... and guess what that storm is taking that duvet of sand from me.. meanie :P

an award awaits you at

KimyaShafinaaz said...

thank u, seher-ji... a v.sweet compliment coming from u!

Azra said...

I'm reminded again, why I'm the talent-less one in this relationship ;P

Hope you're more than great Miss S

KimyaShafinaaz said...

hmm... yea im talented :P

but it seems that way in comparison cos u so darn busy being awesome and all ;)

i still think u deserve to b published some day soon! thats why this is a huge compliment! thanks honey...

greengirl said...

SO. You're cheating on me, Shafs! Hmph! Azra a hottie? :P

I am doomed :((((((((((((((((

KimyaShafinaaz said...

aw. now im tongue-tied! lol

u know what they say... u never forget ur first love ;) mwah!

-ahem; btw, ur married, gg!-