The Clock Of Risk


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Some people wanted to pull backward
the enormous hands of a ticking clock
but what they did not realise was
that the clock of risk was inevitable
and that sometimes there’s no other choice
but to stand on the right side of history
when we are to defend human rights.


© December 2018 Marta Pombo Sallés

28 thoughts on “The Clock Of Risk

  1. I appreciate the sentiments you espouse.
    For many of the well meaning people of the world, these sentiments stay captive in words or thoughts. Fear of sacrifice or reprisal keeps us imprisoned within us.

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  2. I love the idea that turning a clock back will actually make no difference, and that there is always going to be risk involved when defending human rights. There is an inevitabikity about it, and we have to make the chouce regarding the risk. Such a truth here.

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  3. A poetic representation of a complex political issue. It’s well-written, Marta. My delayed response to your poem is I missed it, and I had to visit your site to see whether there’s any new poem. 🙂 🙂 This happened to me twice.

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