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Then it took away the sky....

Sunday, January 29, 2012



Before young turned old
I thought to live
and forever
Hickory, Dickory, Dock

I'd been told,
eons past, if
daily I wind this clock
never will experience
fateful day—my last.
Chiming, ticking,


...as stories will go,
clouds drift, lift,
ravens wing swift
Voice from clock:
Sir, time will stay
and clocks will say
Wind me, Bro”
Hickory, Dickory, Dock

Time went by.
Years passed,
life happened.

Old man try
never cry,
though he knew
end was here!
No fear, only
tick-tock of clock.

He said, “Well,
life's not forever
Heaven, hell,

They had told
ya never get old.
Only live right into
that next world of
(tick-tock) life.

He was a bit sad
There's no more sound
as clock is not wound

Final breath
not 'bad',
just (sigh..)
all he had...
and die.

Clock, ticking on-and-on
showed on its face

Two mysteries
occurred that day.
Man: new life
--another place
moving also away.
Keeping its pace
from there to

Time is a part of the measuring system used to sequence events, to compare the durations of events and the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change such as the motions of objects

Since I side with those who believe that time is neither event nor thing, and thus is not itself measurable nor can it be traveled.
This clock is my favorite
It belongs to our household.



  1. it is a beautiful clock...and life is but strung together moments and experiences...savored or left to go by...all in what we choose to touch in them...nice verse my friend...hope you had a great weekend!

  2. Yes the clock is lovely and the words are oh so wise. No one knows the day or hour when they will depart for eternity. Heaven or Hell? The choice is ours. The clock keeps ticking.

  3. Beautiful clock! Looks very solid, an antique.

    I remember when I was about 10 years old, I said that I wanted to die at age 30. Yikes, what a morbid nutjob I was.

    What you have written is lovely. I'd like to believe that it's how you say -- live right into that next world of life. It's not something I fear.

    I see you smiling between that Tic and that Toc. :)

    Good night, good sir!

  4. Oh gee! That clock looks old and scary!

  5. Clocks have become so part of our lives.

    Read this quote about age and time:

    At the age of twenty, we don’t care what the world thinks of us; at thirty, we worry about what it is thinking of us; at forty, we discover that it wasn’t thinking of us at all- Anonymous

    Have a lovely week ahead, dear Steve.

    Joy always,

  6. That is quite the clock- WHEW!
    I wonder if we never were taught
    to Quarter and Halve an hour-
    would we develop the same outlook?
    I know sometimes of a morning,
    if I am running a bit behind- I throw minutes up in the air
    and dump my schedule onto Gods lap-
    Guess what ? It usually works out fine!

  7. BRIAN!
    Ah! Life...did you write “...strung together” moments, meaning “...strung-out” moments? HA!
    Clock is nice, but not antique. I wind it every 5 days, whether it needs—or not!

    Yup. While the clock keeps marking 'time', whoever has passed over is in a completely different dimension—no “tic-toc”.

    To 'see' your comment here is exciting. (When I was age 10, I wanted to die at age TEN!)...and, yesss! Smiling, through ups and downs. Life is B I G—as you know!
    Thank YOU, Good Ma'am!

    Clock is old as me, so not antique. It is in set with 2 candle holders—one is in photo...and they are electrified. Never use them, but CLOCK is a mainstay—I wind it every 5 days, whether it is needed or not.
    Later, Ma'am!

    Read your quote on FB while it was still dark outside...like! Gosh, if nobody is thinking of you...DO I HAVE TO STOP? --grin!
    PEACE! Always....

    Always hating to 'get right up', I now set my clock 6 minutes fast, to obtain a few more ZZZ's (IZZY need a few more ZZZ's? Grin!) Anyway, now I go back into my 'cover' cave and wake up an hour later—WOE IS ME!

    TUESDAY I'll try YOUR method...something like a “God-Box” without the box!
    PEACE! Girl....

  8. the sound of tic and toc is cool,

    no sorry for writing a general comment in my place,

    relax and have fun today.


    Thanks! Actually, 'general' comments sometimes seem better than 'opinionated' to me, ut I have habit of responding when I really don't know what I'm writing about--grin!

    No problemo with us, though. I'm gonna go wind up that clock pictured at top. The periodical sounds from it remind me of great-grandma's19th century house.

    PEACE, Peep!

  10. I remember years ago reading about a little village in Mexico where everyone was happy and they all lived long, peaceful lives...until someone bought a clock.

    I shall ponder your thoughts on time during my quiet time tonight.

    It is a lovely clock, by the way.

  11. MAGPIE!
    Before I hit the hay, want to thank you for visiting, and consideration of my "thoughts on time"...It is so much nicer to say, "I'm going to think about that"...instead of, "Man, you HAVE gone haywire!!!"--grin!

    Those thoughts of mine are from long ago, and remain, because I don't waste too much time any more on those mysteries of life...know what I mean?

    (But it IS fun to fantasize about God, the hereafter, Universe, etc.!)


  12. wow..a wonderful clock indeed...i much like the thought of eternity being between tic and toc and we slip from one place to the other within seconds and then life goes on...or starts really.. smiles

  13. what a gloriously gorgeous old clock and isn't an antique technically older than 75?