Monday, October 07, 2013

621 : The Clocks


The Mag had the above illustration (image by crilleb50) as a prompt.
It reminded me of Segal’s law:

"A man with a watch knows what time it is. 
A man with two watches is never sure."

Which then morphed into a limerick:


The Clocks

The dreadful tyranny of clocks
Is worst when they travel in flocks;
With one you’re aware
Of the time it declares
But more are sure to flummox.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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30 comments:

  1. Time slips like sand from our hands

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    1. My hands are sandy. What should I do? Do I have time?

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  2. Love this - humor and truth!

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  3. Total enjoyment! All my clocks disagree with each other.

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  4. Very fun! Loved the first two lines

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  5. time is such a slippery thing.

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  6. The word 'flummox' delights me ... so does your poem.

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  7. flock that flocking grandson of a grandfather clock. what a clusterflock.

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  8. Love it.a My flock of clocks never seem to agree on their times.

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  9. Always wondered what made you tick.

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    1. I'll have you know I have the finest Swiss movements!

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    2. I wasn't referring to your bowels.

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    3. Faecal low-life! I have only precision clocks with solemn, regal and rhythmic ticking.

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    4. It's not the ticking that worries me, it is the 'cuckoo' on the hour.

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  10. How true it is. Smiles and thank you.

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  11. Thanks for the smiles...love this!

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  12. Well, flock me, these comments are timeless in their appeal!

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  13. To turn that serious image into a limerick is so like you, Cos. And your allusion to the different times on each one is sure to flummox, indeed - that being a favorite word of mine, right up there with the British "gobsmacked"! Nicely played. Glad you stopped by Toads, and thx for commenting at my blog... Amy

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  14. The comments are (nearly) as entertaining as the poem! It's nice to start the day with a smile.

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    1. At least digital clocks can't get out of hand. Can't say teh same for the comments, at times.

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  15. A timely observation :)

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    1. Would you like a second opinion? It will only take a minute or two.

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  16. I reckon cuckoo clocks are better targets than dart boards!

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