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Poetry Time

Pendulum

#fowc #pendulum

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Keeping time and motion in balance

as time moves forward

so does the pendulum

ever so slightly

keeping the cogs and wheels

hidden at the back of the clock

turning the hour and minute hands

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Character Christmas Poetry

Happy thoughts

Salford, 20th December

#Writeclub

A piece from write club (it may be the third of Jan – but thats when i wrote it)

The clockwork machine stopped working

Its stylus stopped writing on the paper

As ideas rose in the air like a hot air balloon

The engine wheels moving by minature mice

The cogs grinding away to keep the processes working

As cold air filled the room, frosty particle clung to every crevice and corner

holding each thought icily in its grasp

Signs thought the mice – somethings happening

which made the clockwork machine chime away

happy as can be – Santa’s landed on the office roof!

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Life Poetry Time

Alarm Clock

27th February 2019

As the sun dipped below the horizon

and changed shift with his pal the moon

something constant kept on moving

second hand moving the minutes

whilst the hour hand waited to move forward

and a marker sat like a sentry

ready to fire a fifteen gun salute

cats birds and dogs, creep outside slowly

wailing beyond the double glazed glass

and the cogs keep the hands moving

till the minute hand meets the marker

and hammer meets bell – time to get up.

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Poetry

Clockwork

#Time #Clock #Mechanism

Salford 12th August 2018

Light permeated through the window pane

as the clock chimed eight

passing through the curtains and

landing as a spray of colour on the floor

and simultaneously, the radio lets everyone know,

news current for the day just as the

door opens and the elves get to work

 

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Clocks Home Poetry Time

Clock…acrostic

Clock

clock,

long time successor to the sundial

over the years I’ve watched you as guardian of time

closely keeping a cog tooth on each second as it passes by

keep on going, you’re doing a great job.