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The Clock

He greets everyone as soon as they enter the hall with a great big smile on his full moon-like face arms always moving, no matter the time or place. Just wind him up and he never stops running, not allowed to keep time from losing no matter the pace. The tick of the clock I thought would never stop it kept on going no matter the day; day or night the pendulum swung with each quarter hour the chimes were rung. He's seen so much in our life pass by keeping on measuring it tick by tick counting the hours lick by lick. Each day that comes his friendly face is there ticking and chiming all the way. This old friend has been here many a year greeting me and all who enter day by day he just keeps on going never getting tired or slowing down his face always smiling, never a frown. How I love to see his face knowing that he will greet me when I enter the place never a miss of the tick of the clock as long as the pendulum swings he never stops.

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  1. Date: 6/11/2012 5:26:00 AM
    This is great... I really enjoyed it. Nice to get such a blessing in such a beautiful monday afternoon.

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 7:50:00 AM
    Believe me, there comes a time when you just wish those arms would stop moving for a few years! Ha, it stops for no one. Greaat story my friend!

  1. Date: 12/26/2011 8:08:00 AM
    Delightful read Richard.Really enjoyed reading it,even though time seems to be my enemy,lol.Happy Holidays!

  1. Date: 12/13/2011 7:25:00 PM
    I don't like this guy very much, Richard. I just wish he'd stop his tick tocking just for one day!! I enjoyed this poem.

  1. Date: 12/13/2011 12:47:00 PM
    wow great pen, you envoke such power in this piece. thank you for sharing

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 8:36:00 PM
    Just keeping touch, like to read more than once and want to wish you all the best with your book. Did I tell you I'm doing the same. Great way to leave a legacy! Best wishes my friend.

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 6:59:00 AM
    Waoo... this is great. keep it up bro.

  1. Date: 10/30/2011 8:19:00 PM
    I'v got one too rRichard but it won't go and frowns at me. Nevertheless, it is a heirloom from my grandfather. Love your description of the old fellow doing his thing.

  1. Date: 10/25/2011 6:21:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this one..I have a clock that needs repair but I would not enjoy hearing it tick tock unless now that I am older and my hearing less sensitive..When I was young I could not stand hearing it tick tock..I am glad that I stopped by..I remember the song about the clock but it stopped short never to go again when the old man died..Sara

  1. Date: 10/21/2011 7:34:00 AM
    epic poem about on a worthy subject loved it p.d.

  1. Date: 10/21/2011 6:56:00 AM
    Very original Richard,a delight to read. Anne