Tick Tock So Goes The Clock

Tick tock so goes the clock; another second of life is docked.

The hands they count the minutes by, as one by one we slowly die.

Tick tock so goes the clock; each second mortality is mocked.

The hours come and quickly unfold, as one by one we all grow old.

Tick tock so goes the clock; hours pass and death it knocks.

Time flies when you’re having fun, and quickly out it all must run.

Tick tock so goes the clock; death has come the door is locked.

Eyes now close in endless sleep, into eternity the spirit creeps.

Tick tock so stops the clock.

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lmmartin 5 years ago from Alberta and Florida

The clock says tick-tock, life is to be lived,

And I make the best of this sacred gift.

So busy living and I do think it best

To take no mind of the approach of death.

Fully live the moment, carpe diem

Is to pass a life of total freedom.


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No_Clue 5 years ago

Wow, this is a very powerful, poignant poem. As I was reading, I became aware of the "tick tock" of the clock in the background...excellent read!

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Cracknutcase 5 years ago from India,bangalore

Such a strong and beautiful poem... Time flies by and before we know we are at the end of our life's journey!

Thanks for sharing this :)

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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

What a great poem. Your very creative

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neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

nicely put but the other point of view is that every moment we live life to its fullest we are also mocking death by letting the reaper know that in every living moment he has absolutely no control over us

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IamMaster 5 years ago from USA

Wow, I am in awe. You summed up such a simple, yet powerful, fact of life in the easy, loping pace of such a well-written poem. It would be an understatement to say I loved it, I simply can't wait to read more! Bravo!

Sophia 3 years ago

This is really good - reminds me of doctor who, but honestly, yours is better and more sinister. 5 star.

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Eternal Evolution 3 years ago from kentucky Author

@Sophia thank you. I've never watched Dr. Who but have heard good things about it. Perhaps I should look into it.

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Mihnea Andreescu 18 months ago from Bucharest,Romania

Great poem mate.I wrote a similar one not long ago and I was pleased to see the work of someone with ideas similar to mine!

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