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Friday, 8 July 2011

Running Out Of Time

Running Out Of Time 

Picture by Bonnie

Running Out Of Time 

Tick, tock, tick, tock, 
Time is running out 
Its a race against the clock 

Tick, tock, tick, tock, 
Blood is been filtered, 
Dialysis still leaves me feeling crock, 
Tick...... tock 

Tick, tock, tick, tock,
Lungs scream for air, 
Scarred, ruined, unable to repair. 
Tick......... tock 

Tick,  tock, tick tock,
Heart is slowly beating, 
Until its final stop, 
Tick.............. ........Tock 

Tick ,tock ,tick, tock,
People can be saved ,
The situation is grave, 
Tick... tock 

Tick ,tock, tick, tock
Time is running out, 
Its a race against the clock, 
Tick, tock ,tick,tock 

Tick, tock, tick, tock ,
Tick ,tock

   STOP !

Register For Organ Donation Here UK

Many Thanks to Bonnie For The Use  Of  The Picture


  1. whew...i can not imagine counting down the minutes hoping for a transplant...nice play on the prompt and blended theme...mine will be up in a bit...

  2. Many thanks to YOU for marrying such an important message to the image. Sobering.

  3. Time moves, how time flies! Tick, tock,tick tock....sounds so menacing. Realistically brought out into the open through your verse. Beautiful!

  4. Wonderfully composed and a beautiful message to partner the prompt with. ~ Rose

  5. How very cool!
    Got to pass this on.
    My brother is a transplant recipient. Twenty-five years on his bean, and counting.

  6. great take on the prompt and wonderful of you to highlight the need for transplant donations!

  7. Great piece of writing. My late partner was on dialysis 3 times a week. She had a liver transplant but her kidneys had been failing before it. This is hope-filled, thanks for sharing and, thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. Great poem, spreading the message in such a great way! It had a menacing air of time running out, scary...

  9. Invite you to write something based on the image you see,
    Hope all is well.
    Thanks for the attention.
    Appreciate your input.

  10. I am an organ donor here in the states and have encouraged many others o be as well..

    nice take on the picture about a life saving matter.. well done.

  11. Tick tock, this was perfect, it rocked.

  12. Well look at time writhe...nice construction to it, with a strong message...

    And thank you for the kind thoughts on my own blog. Wishing you the best as well!

  13. Time is a basic and precious thing that we take so lightly.

  14. Very good and meaningful write! I volunteered a kidney to a co-worker last year. I was a match, but she found a younger donor. (My old part s is kinda wore out, I reckon) She's doing wonderfully now!

  15. great poem, and so glad you posted the link for organ donation.

  16. So many feelings in concise, apt words. beautiful effort.

  17. AHHH!!! Very powerful portrayal of the situation and the time... and waiting...

    Thanks for joining in the Poetry Potluck WK 43 which I am hosting for the first time… hope you have liked it too…. and wish to see you again…

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  18. very nicely written. like it very much. :)

  19. Great poem - and good to take time out worrying about silly things to do with Christmas, when there are so many people out there, with more worrying things on their mind:)

  20. Thats really scary. I hope and pray for all who I love to be spared from tragic events like these.


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