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Ruled By A Clock

When I was born, who would have thought
I’d grow up to be ruled by a clock.
Clocks mock dreams while hours gawk - 
clicking off our minutes, letting seconds go - -
		Did I turn the coffee and iron off,
		remember drops for my cough ...
		oh, I don’t know, darn traffic is slow.
		Kindly push your pedal and go – go,
                come on now!  We need to roll.
		If I am late, I’ll get penalized so.
		Got to chew fast and ignore my dog's wag.
		If I dawdle, someone will get mad.
		So much to deal with, rules, rules and more,
		so much crap I cannot ignore.
                Are there more points for being on time
                than for completing work that is prime? 
                I want to shout for upper brass
                to remove their clock from my a*s.

There’s a complete person who I am,
yet my wants get the work week cram.
Job clocks are feeling-lame, greedy-aimed
and make my life a punctual strain ...

... CayCay
May 15, 2020

Copyright © CayCay Jennings | Year Posted 2020


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Date: 9/24/2020 5:47:00 PM

G’day CayCay … how true. We are ruled by the clock in all our waking hours. There is a real frustration in this lyric CayCay - thank you - Lindsay
Date: 8/18/2020 4:56:00 PM

Hey, my lady, I am missing you. please give me a phone call. It's been eons!!
Date: 8/14/2020 1:38:00 AM

Hi CayCay, most of us are ruled by clocks as you beautifully depict here, hope all is well with you:)
Date: 7/29/2020 5:11:00 PM

I too am hoping all is well with you CayCay, missing your optimism and lovely poetry. In my thoughts. Hugs ~ John
Date: 7/28/2020 11:09:00 AM

At first I thought is said Ruined by Clock. Well expressed Cay Cay as only you could do it. A valuable use of my time to stop by. Hugs Rick.
Date: 7/28/2020 7:12:00 AM

Hey you my dear dear CayCay - I'm very concerned about you, I hope you are well. I love this poem - so much what every ones life is like nowadays. Always in my thoughts, Jenny.
Date: 6/23/2020 9:21:00 AM

Yeah I can relate to be controlled by the clock and deadlines ah as you speak of in your awesome fantastic poem!!!The clock rules and waits for none. Kudos! ...........---------- Plz pleez do read and comment my newest piece, a prose and do also read the articles and data I have copy pasted in comment section below the poem so you will confirm the matter further.
Date: 6/5/2020 10:08:00 AM

Brilliant poetry CayCay, Yes time and the way we measure it. Reading your wonderful poem, does make me think, what the world would be like without, clocks and time? Just the sun, moon and stars.
Date: 6/4/2020 9:51:00 AM

Cay Cay what a clever write. I really enjoyed this one... Blessings
Date: 6/1/2020 4:27:00 AM

I can certainly relate to this poem CayCay. If I was late I would miss my flight and that never happened in 34 years, but many times I almost didn't make it in time. I loved this rage against the clocks. I hope this is a top winner for you my friend. I hope you are doing well with your move Blessings xxoo
Date: 5/25/2020 11:11:00 PM

CayCay, I loved your write and I can so relate. I envision heaven having a big bin by the pearly gates where we will throw our alarm clocks, wristwatches, and timestamp clocks before we walk into a paradise free of deadlines. Well done, my friend, best wishes to you. Hugs ~ John
Date: 5/17/2020 2:27:00 AM

You have 3 hats and all work so well for you I mostly like your silly hat, put this wise /clever hat suits you very well also - your 3rd hat is wistful, whimsical and fairy like - you wear them all to perfection! From your South African friend Jenny -love and hugs.
Date: 5/15/2020 9:36:00 PM

your creative juices are flowing . this one is a FAVE for me, my favorite all day.
Date: 5/15/2020 5:09:00 PM

such a clever take on the shutter speed contest - I imagine things have changed for you with lockdown and you may not have to watch the clock so much and live life at breakneck speed. a fantastic contest entry:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/15/2020 2:07:00 PM

Thank your stars you don't live in Germany where noon means EXACTLY 12 o'clock, not one minute before nor one minute after! Aloha! Rico
Date: 5/15/2020 1:39:00 PM

Hard to avoid... Maybe a walk in the forest will help... Really enjoyed your write: Clever as ever and pearls of wisdom. Thanks, CayCay! ~ gw
Date: 5/15/2020 10:04:00 AM

Brilliant take on the contest topic, CayCay, I see a sure winner:)
Date: 5/15/2020 8:40:00 AM

I think my blood pressure went up just reding this. I remember when my watch broke, how freeing it was! When I walk the dog I usually leave my phone at home for just this reason, to be clock-less. Enjoyed this tremendously! Hugs, xomo