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Grandfather Clock

An Antique Clock, a familiar place
Gathers dust -
and rust
But three gold chimes which hang lo' face
As Its hands go 'round
Familiar sound repeats
The pendulum, "to -fro, to - fro"
of-time, out-of-rhyme
Honestly - slo'!
ten minutes?
A top o'clock, a world of stars         
Continues tickin', like an old pro
Ne'er been moved, of fear, to break
Age- two hundred years?
Many Times, might've sold
Yes priceless, to behold
Any replicate, fake
Singin' - ringin' steady tune makes   
Tick-Ding - Tick-Ding
Agnize it's noon
A few minutes, give or take
Envision the hours spent
As Time-keeper - Grandpa King

The years pass -
minutes, sent, spent -
from high
generations -
Happily observe, some with disdain
Hundreds passed, a handsome piece
Nephews, a niece
children-Grand, great ones, too
Sons, daughters, lovers, and well
A place to dwell
If only we knew - 
what this "Granddad" would tell
Memories, millions are they
As seconds continue to play
and Centuries travel...
Endless, where has it been, where...

Copyright © Virginia Muller

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  1. Date: 1/14/2012 9:07:00 PM
    Dear Ginny, I Thank-YOU for YOUR Gracious Comment on my POEM "I Am JOANNE NAOMI JOHNSON " I thought I might have commented to YOU in 2009 but alas I Did not MY Deepest Apology After reading this Artistic Masterpiece YOUR POEM " Grandfather Clock " I hunger for More " Welcome back from YOUR Hiatus LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER, YOUR Liege... Harry ( HG )

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 6:14:00 PM
    Dear Virginia, This is one of the greatest Tributes I have ever read Unleash YOUR Talent to the SOUP Excellent Write A hardy Welcome to the SOUP in accordance to the No. of POEMS in YOUR Portfolio ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 7/31/2009 8:48:00 AM
    You've brought back many memories with this one, Virginia! Welcome to PoetrySoup ... I look forward to reading more of your writing.

  1. Date: 5/23/2009 4:05:00 PM
    Interesting use of language for a creative view. Much fot the reader to ponder in this poem. I see it was featured. Congratulations on your honor. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. Thank you for the kind words on my poem. Have a wonderful weekend. Karen

  1. Date: 5/15/2009 3:02:00 PM
    soft homey! I want to visit! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 7:23:00 AM
    Belinda, Thank you so much for your comment. I am really pleased that you enjoyed the write. Blessings. Ginny

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 9:31:00 PM
    Just happen to be browsing around and came across this write. Just wanted to say I enjoy the write. Good reading, Thanks for sharing

  1. Date: 1/8/2009 6:11:00 AM
    Stephen: I am so glad you enjoyed this one. I have a "thing" for Grandfather clocks. Especially the very large older ones. Thanks for commenting. Ginny

  1. Date: 1/5/2009 11:01:00 AM
    Great poem! Love it!

  1. Date: 11/30/2008 7:36:00 AM
    Virginia - Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 11/12/2008 4:56:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round. Good luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 9:06:00 AM
    Thank you all for your wonderful comments. They are really appreciated. Keep your fingers crossed, I am so thrilled. Thanks again. Ginny

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 8:23:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/8/2008 10:38:00 AM
    Virginia - Congrats on your poetry making it through to the next round – Great Job & God Bless

  1. Date: 10/22/2008 6:22:00 PM
    Wonderful write here, Virginia. These clocks are a rare thing to see anymore thats for sure. Like the way you ended this ... felt like time every flowing! This is a great feature here this week. Congratulations!!

  1. Date: 10/22/2008 2:37:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/19/2008 9:01:00 PM
    Virginia this is a great poem - Very interesting - Congratulations on having this poem featured this week - God Bless

  1. Date: 10/19/2008 4:54:00 PM
    Congratulations Virginia on your wonderful poetry being featured this week. I love those old clocks! Love, Shar