11:11 – Poem #106

She visits at 11:11
sometimes A.M;  mostly P
a sudden haunting urges me
to look at a clock which must be digital.

Dropping by for just a moment
only at 11:11
the time, our private denouement
I look around and know she’s here.

I’m standing in an empty room
aware that we two are together
so long as shine the four red ones
’till one red one turns to red two.

Comes midnight I will lay in stillness
knowing I am quite alone.
No need to look now at a clock;
at twelve it makes no difference.


About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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7 Responses to 11:11 – Poem #106

  1. Lara/Trace says:

    You are a brilliant poet Frank.

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  2. toritto says:

    Lara – my grandmother once told me that flattery will get you everywhere.

    Best from Florida


  3. jfwknifton says:

    Another excellent offering. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. beetleypete says:

    This is of course up to your usual standard, so excellent.
    My wife is obsessed with 11:11. She remarks how often she sees that time on her phone, clocks, or Tablet. She tells me that it is a ‘special’ time for spirits, (she is into that sort of thing) and they visit her at 11:11. Until I read your poem, I thought she was on her own with that one.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Jennie says:

    Excellent, Frank!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Chagall says:

    5:15 and 5:16 hold similar significance for me, whether as times on the clock or as triplets on a license plate. Beautiful writing. —CC

    Liked by 1 person

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