...On Poetry and Fiction - Just “One Word” Away ("Pendulum"), editorial by Phyllis P. Colucci at Spillwords.com

…On Poetry and Fiction Just “One Word” Away (“Pendulum”)

…On Poetry and Fiction

Just “One Word” Away (“Pendulum”)

written by: Phyllis P. Colucci



One word becomes one idea, becomes one sentence, becomes one poem, becomes one story. It must start from just “one word”. Today my one word is “Pendulum”.



The Pendulum!
It swings back and forth
Our eyes follow it in trance-like stare
Hypnotized by the passing of time
Mesmerized by the secrets of the past
We can hear it speak
A syncopated rhythm
Familiar to our ears
We listen as it guides our stay
We listen as it leads the way
Never stopping, just swaying on
to an infinite beat of Past, Present and Future
It ticks by day
It ticks by night
It wakens us to morning light
It whispers a nocturnal lullaby
as we fall to slumber with little a fight
It welcomes all and plans their time
through careful steps and measured climb
The Pendulum!
With its sounds of glory
It creates and controls the human story
It lives on and on for days to come
It allows the passage of days that have gone
We revel in its pomp and circumstance
and leave its course to chance
The Pendulum!
It swings back and forth
until our very last dance…



The Pendulum…It charts our course as we go through life; and it marks each second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year – from childhood to golden days. We have no choice but to follow its rhythm until “OUR” very last dance…

Phyllis P. Colucci

Phyllis P. Colucci

OCTOBER 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
I am a writer from Brooklyn, New York, born and raised in a small-town neighborhood within a big City; and I still call Brooklyn my home. I am currently retired from a Supervisory/Admin position with a Federal Law Enforcement Agency in New York City, and I am elated to now be part of the Spillwords writing community...I have one son who is pursuing an acting career, I love animals, I am a huge fan of the original "Dark Shadows" gothic soap opera (1966 - 1971) and a huge fan of the soap opera "Days of Our Lives"...I write mainly poetry and contemporary fiction with a touch of mystery, suspense, romance, and a New York edge. In between, I love to dabble in a writing/miscellaneous blog about anything and everything. Feel free to check out my books (both in ebook and paperback format) on Amazon, and my blog - PhyllisPColucci at Blogspot.
Phyllis P. Colucci
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