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Ticks and Tocks

08-13-2019 at 02:30:15 PM

Ticks and Tocks


Each tick tock of the clock on the wall,
Marks a second off this life of mine.
Doesn’t seem like very much at all,
But ticks and tocks rightly measure time.

How many tick tocks have you lived,
From the day of your birth until now?
If you tally them your heart will chill,
Make your knees buckle or maybe bow.

Those who have come to three score and ten,
Over two billion seconds gone by.
Big difference between now and then,
From the day of our dawn and first cry.

Count your blessing we are often told.
Could the clock be saying that each day?
Ticks and tocks to remind young and old,
Be grateful for each along the way.

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.