Alarm Clock

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By Josie Whitehead

Alarm Clock
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LISTEN TO

THAT RHYTHM

By Josie Whitehead

Listen to That Rhythm

Our clock has sat upon the wall for sixty years or more.
If he could only write a book, he'd tell you all he saw.
    My parents used to have him and their parents did before
    And as a baby I looked at his smile upon the wall.

 

                         For he said: 

                         Tick tock, tick tock,
                              Military precision.
                        Tick tock, tick tock,
                              Listen to that rhythm.

He never has a holiday and I’m sure he never sleeps.
He works all day and gets no pay, but still his watch he keeps.
    We'd all be in a sorry state if we couldn't see his face 
    And we'd miss his rhythmic ticking at a steady even pace 

                         For he says:

                         Tick tock, tick tock,
                               Military precision.
                        Tick tock, tick tock,
                             Listen to that rhythm.


 

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* Chosen by many teachers and children in West Yorkshire for publication in 2010 and published in "Josie's Poems - The Anthology".  I hope you like it also.