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Winding Our Way Through Time

The rising sun marks break of day
Its zenith, we call noon.
Its setting brings the evening chill
And ushers in the moon.

The sundial charts its burning rays.
Its pathway plotted out
Predicts the hour of every day
Beyond a shadow of a doubt!

Precious time, there’s none to waste
And so we set the staff
Inventing ways to track its passage
Clocks and chronograph 

The mainspring and the pendulum,
The tall Grandfather Clock
Becomes the heartbeat of the home
Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Tick Tock

The pocket watch with silver chain
Umbilical, life line
We spend our days; entire lives,
Winding our way through time

Time is time, it’s so precise
Ethereal and pure,
With a watch we always know the time
But when we’ve two, unsure!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 10/30/2019 9:47:00 AM
'Unbilical, life line' I absolutely love this. I love it because it inspires me most of all, top drawer work Dean. Really feeling your work and this one especially.
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Dean Wood
Date: 10/30/2019 12:28:00 PM
Ben, Thank you so much for stopping by. I am pleased that you liked this. I appreciate the comment!
Date: 7/26/2017 8:46:00 AM
Time, too oft wasted yet is that most precious treasure we eventually learn that we always beg for more in the end.. Superb verses my friend... A fav..
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Date: 6/8/2017 2:35:00 PM
This one is great too Dean . Perfect title too. :)
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Dean Wood
Date: 6/8/2017 3:45:00 PM
Thanks Heidi. This would have been a good one for a recent "pendulum" contest but I missed the deadline. Thanks for commenting, I really do appreciate it. - Dean
Date: 6/7/2017 8:18:00 PM
Dean: As you said: If you've one watch you may know the time. If you've two watches you have to make choices. Thanks for sharing in such a fine way one of the truths of life and time. Keep them coming. oldbuck
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Date: 6/1/2017 11:20:00 AM
A wonderful write about time Dean, the end is a bit funny, as to which watch to watch, lol
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Dean Wood
Date: 6/1/2017 11:42:00 AM
Thanks Lenna! Its so true isn't it. If you need precision, stick with a single ruler.
Date: 5/31/2017 10:42:00 PM
lol I love it ;) Time, so ethereal, for sure. Nice rhyming poem.
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Date: 6/1/2017 8:55:00 AM
Hi Becca, so glad you dropped by. I appreciate the support. - Dean