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Tick Tock Tick Tock

"The clock is a useless tool, measuring mortality, narrowing vitality. Don't let it tick-tock away the waning moments and fine components of your final days." (last stanza of Heather Ober's "Clocks") A brand new day Tick tock tick tock You grow, you learn You take that walk To get your fine diploma Fond friends get left behind Blink one eye To keep a tear at bay Tick tock tick tock You get a job Or first you go to college Find a mate and settle down Tick tock tick tock Surprises come So soon your first child’s prom! Blink both your eyes Try not to cry Tick tock tick tock A grandchild’s birth And then a whole lot more Folks you used to know Have passed away Tick tock tick tock Blink back those tears Of joy and pride And also tears of pain Tick tock tick tock Changes happen For the good and for the bad You must adapt Or fade. . . . . . Tick tock tick tock Sit back in your recliner And simply close your weary eyes There will be no more tears To blink away For Tracie Edwards' Homage Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 1/24/2014 9:30:00 AM

    very nice to read. i heard that sound tick tock... :) Best regards.

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 5:51:00 AM

    Another wonderful winner congratulations. keep up the good work. tick tock tick tock.

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 6:36:00 PM

    wow...this one really touched me, though I am sure why...sometimes that clock ticks less for some....powerful, well written poem...right into my favorites with this one! hugs :)

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 3:44:00 PM

    Time runs and we cannot stop it. Tick tock to our last breath. Yes, those tears drop with the tick tocks along the way-so sad to think of how time has flown. love phyl

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 4:16:00 PM

    Awesome write on a very true subject . I see you won with it as well ;}

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 11:47:00 AM

    An amazing write. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 9:31:00 PM

    Goodnight Andrea,,, ...SKAT

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 7:24:00 AM

    congrats on a great win Andrea

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 8:05:00 PM

    Congratulations Andrea, a wonderful Homage to this poet... SKAT

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 7:19:00 PM

    Tick Tock Tick Tock It's No1 o'clock again lol Congratulations Petal, I don't like making predictions on contests but I had a feeling this would wind its way up and strike the top hour :) Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 7:10:00 PM

    An hourglass a lifetime, beautifully put together Andrea congratulations on your 1st place win xxx

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 5:48:00 PM

    absolutely beautiful a great win congrats Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 12:12:00 PM

    - Congratulations on your wonderful first place, well deserved Andrea ! - Have a great weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 12:06:00 PM

    Wonderful piece,my dear friend..Tick tock,tick-tock..You are a legend..Tick-tock,tick-tock..Congrats on your super-classical write and win..I`m very proud of you....Kudos to you....XOXO.....

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 11:17:00 AM

    Congratulations, Andrea, music to this retiree's ears. well-written.

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 11:03:00 AM

    Congrad's on your win! Timely piece ;) Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 8:13:00 AM

    a well-deserved poem of yours. Big congratulations on your grand win!! you have a brilliant mind and a talented poet..cheers!! :)

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 7:07:00 AM

    So well done and you have honored an excellent poet.

  1. Date: 8/15/2013 3:03:00 PM

    Life might seem longer lived if we were not ruled by the clock. I have not worn a watch since leaving the army but I can tell what time it is to within a few minutes anytime of day. Enjoy every moment you have.Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 1:38:00 PM

    Hi! my friend, it's a philosophical base poem shows the reality of life, certain..., no alternative there. Good luck in the contest. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 5:40:00 PM

    Hello Andrea, I just had the time of my life..' i suppose...While reading this; yes we all have that realizatiion. well conveyed indeed!! and I shall no doubt be seeing this on the winning list take care Joe..'

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 12:17:00 PM

    Perfect Andrea and so true!

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 10:13:00 AM

    Oh my God! So true, how life can be so fast, sometimes there's no time to fix ur mistake. Great one, Andrea :)

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 1:05:00 AM

    love this thought provoking write

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 10:11:00 AM

    Omg!! This really tugs the the blink of an eye, life love & what we know passes your thoughts and the energy of this beautiful, poem ty4sharing Andrea...blessings alwaysx cherie

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 6:48:00 AM

    Wow, I love this poem, time should never dictate our lives.. I think we should do the things we love, not worrying about how much time or how little time we have left :D Nicely written and keep it up!!! xoxo Dipika

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 6:44:00 AM

    Excellent!! So true.. time waits for no-one. I think the most satisfying thing would be to look back one day in our old age and have no regrets. Right up there for the competition.

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 3:01:00 AM

    You nailed this one my friend...LOVE the 'tick tock' and 'blink back' lines and the last verse just blew me away...You have taken Heather's masterpiece and created one of your own...

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 9:39:00 PM

    I truly adore this one! Very truthful, real, and quite scary. Time flies!!...Milt

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 7:33:00 PM

    Beautiful expressions Andrea, you show a great respect and appreciation for time and lives lived, enjoyed your poem xxx Yes he poem written about life and death was written by Jody, not by me, the comment Joe left on it I found deep and wise, so I decided to extend it for another read glad you enjoyed it xxx