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Time's A Wasting

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Time's A Wasting

Science improves things, so they say,
can't prove it by me, take the clock
once it swung, and cockco's played
now it's silent, no tick or tock.

Old clocks clucked each tick and each tock
tongue to roof, they made a clapping.
Once they had arms and hands and locks
now they don't even aid napping.

Mum's the word with digital clock
zipped are those lips, no face, no brow
no sinister tock from Hook's Croc
no moon shaped face, no leaping cow.

Flashing red numbers, fanned peacocks
neon in trancers, with tin man hearts
lipless automatons in stock
toss them all from your K-mart cart!

Live I say get a grandfather clock
one with a face, two arms and heart
with a pendulum swinging tick tock
tick off the sleepers screw K-Mart.










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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 8:54:00 PM
    Hi Debbie, , interesting Personifying Science poem.... congrats on the win..... Love Skat <3

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:44:00 PM
    Debbie . CONGRATULATIONS... always & forever~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 5:19:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, debbie

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 10:47:00 PM
    Thanks very much for this heartfelt complaint about science's lacks of forward motion. It does personify science as a collection of unneeded items. You didn't however choose the personification form that was a contest requirement. I enjoyed your work, a good poem is a good poem regardless of the contest. Thanks much for entering my contest.

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 4:35:00 PM
    Awesome way to say screw Walmart!! yep, I miss a lot of the old fashioned things and the new is not always better. I miss the old fashioned clocks too. Is it for the science contest? Very unique idea.

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 1:23:00 PM
    Brilliant!!!Love this!

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 5:17:00 PM
    You are a genius, Debbie...This is a masterpiece...Yes...Fooey with science...Give me the tried and true..the simple beauty of a grandfather clock...HUGS