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The Tick, Ticking Timepiece

The burial is over and the mourners leave, and the departed one is left with the dead; soon, squirrels come for flowers to retrieve, without a care roses they destroy and shred. Death is a guest that comes unbidden ! It is cruel and comes like a thief it takes, it hurts ... It does not matter for the departed is still, deep in the earth resting in eternal peace; heart, soul and spirit in a forevermore chill. all earthly worries and woes now ever gone. What use is their ticking ticking timepiece ? Tick tock, click, tick, tick, tick seconds, hours, days, years ... What use are those eyeglasses on their face ? A chipmunk is curious and comes to visit, but of this departed soul there is no trace. Will those weeping mourners ever revisit ? What use is their ticking, ticking timepiece ? Tick tock, click, tick, tick, tick seconds, hours, days, years ... Over the years the rain and snow falls, and colored leaves cover the grave in hues; from the trees can be heard bird calls, and the faded engraved stone holds no clues. Death is a guest that comes unbidden ! It is cruel and comes like a thief it takes, it hurts ... ______________________ May 1, 2021 Poetry/Rhyme/The Tick, Ticking Timepiece Copyright Protected, ID 05-1351-929-01 All Rights Reserved, 2021, Constance La France Written for the Premier contest, Open Poetry 4 sponsor, Charlotte Puddifoot, NA, Judged 05/12/2021 Submitted to the Premier contest, "Say It Again" sponsor, William Kekaula, 05/15/2021 Seventh Place

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Date: 5/15/2021 10:26:00 PM
Congratulations!
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Constance La France
Date: 5/17/2021 3:27:00 PM
Christuraj, thank you for the congratulations, peace _Constance
Date: 5/15/2021 7:34:00 PM
Constance, I really like the lines "Death is a guest that comes unbidden, it is cruel and comes like a thief, it takes, it hurts" So true. Congrats on your win! Blessings, Kim M
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Constance La France
Date: 5/17/2021 3:28:00 PM
Kim, thank you for the congrats and the comment, I like those lines too, love _Constance
Date: 5/15/2021 6:56:00 PM
A saddening that tears at hearts, till that time is being realized as it sneaks, peeks, climbs, flies, up until time occasions naught. Nicely done, Constance, congrats on your deserving achievement my friend, Aloha! Thanks for your soupmail!
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Constance La France
Date: 5/17/2021 3:29:00 PM
William, thank you for the contest where I could showcase this poem again and this time get a placement, it means a lot to me, and thanks for the congrats and compliment, peace _Constance
Date: 5/4/2021 8:02:00 AM
This line popped out as ever so important, I was glad you used it for the title also " What use is their ticking ticking timepiece ?"
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Constance La France
Date: 5/4/2021 9:24:00 AM
Caren, thanks for visiting my poem, yes, can you imagine the watch ticking away under the ground, love _Constance
Date: 5/3/2021 5:51:00 PM
Sad though it is Constance the departed have to be left alone with the dead. The good thing is that their soul lives on in heaven. It will be the same for us as no one lives on earth forever, so we’ll be left to rest alone somewhere too… Belle
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Constance La France
Date: 5/4/2021 9:25:00 AM
Belle, thanks for the visit and comment, yes, we will rest alone in time, love _Constance