I have Heard the Tick Tock of the Clock

I have heard
The tick tock
Of the clock
And thought
That I ought
To become
A better man,
Ere the clock’s word
Is no longer heard
And the sun
Does, forever set
On my regret.

Marvell was right,
For, oft, at night
I fancy I hear
“Time’s Winged chariot hurrying near”.
The year
Will soon close.
No man knows
How many more he has got,
Therefore heed the tick tock
Of the clock
For it’s word
Will, one day
Pass away.

The reference to “Time’s Winged chariot”, can be found in Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress”, http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poem/his-coy-mistress/.

11 thoughts on “I have Heard the Tick Tock of the Clock

    1. K Morris Poet Post author

      Many thanks for commenting. I’m really pleased that you like this poem of mine. I have a Sound Cloud account and I shall certainly put this one down as one to be read by me. I haven’t recorded any of my poems for a while and your comment prompts me to do some recording! Best wishes, Kevin

      Reply
      1. K Morris Poet Post author

        Thank you. I am of an age when I remember that recording meant inserting a cassette tape into a cassette recorder, pressing record and play and then recording. How technology has moved on since those days. I feel a little nostalgic thinking about them!

        Kevin

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