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Turn Back the Clock

Submissions by Maldivian poets for our poetry segment

15 May 2019, MVT 15:28
A pocket watch rests on an open book. PHOTO/sternenfern
15 May 2019, MVT 15:28

When rose-coloured glasses shatter

Revealing a burning world in tatters

‘Oh, turn back the clock,’ you cry

‘And give back my ignorance’.

When family once thought “perfect”

Reveal their hoard of dark secrets

‘Oh, turn back the clock,’ you cry

‘And give back my childhood’.

When friends you surely “knew”

Leave with their backs on you

‘Oh, turn back the clock,’ you cry

‘And give back my innocence’.

When lovers and promises made

Fade and leave you betrayed

‘Oh, turn back the clock,’ you cry

‘And give back my happiness’.

Yet there are those good and true

Forever remain standing by you

‘Can’t turn back the clock,’ they say

'But we can give back your faith’.

- R.V.

A daydreamer in love with words and all the pictures they can paint, R.V. dreams of becoming a published writer one day.

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