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A MENDER OF CLOCKS, by            
First Line: I think that in his youth he must have known
Last Line: Age vanishes -- his spirit soars with time.
Subject(s): Clocks; Time


I think that in his youth he must have known
The disappointment of a thwarted plan;
And now that he has all but passed life's span,
The dream returns -- perhaps had never flown.
For after years of toiling he has grown
Too frail to tend the farm; a hired man
Works in his stead; he muses, seems to scan
A distant sphere like one who walks alone.

And so he takes to mending broken clocks,
Both large and small. Not any, it would seem
Is too far gone; even those that knew hard knocks
Grow strong and rhythmic as a living theme,
And as he listens to their buoyant chime,
Age vanishes -- his spirit soars with time.





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