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The Clock That Lost Its Tock

“Tick, tick, tick”

said the clock on the wall

“I'm feeling rather sick”

As he hung in the hall

“And why I'm unwell”

Said the ticked off clock

“I will tell you right now -

I've lost my tock”


“Like boy needs girl

And ying needs yang

A tick doth need its tock

But one day

I tried to say...

And it came as quite a shock.

I had no choice

I had to find

A noise to ease

My clockwork mind.


I tried a ding,

It wasn't my thing,

A plop didn't sound quite right.


I tried a woosh,

A splash and a sploosh

But none of them did delight.


It was no use

And it may sound obtuse

But I was like day without a night.

In the end I got thrown out,

On the rubbish pile,

I ticked each day,

All day long,

I was there for quite a while.


Then when spring came

I happened to hear

The sound I was looking for

From a tree quite near.


A woodpecker was pecking

In turn with my ticking,

We kept up the rhythm

Everything was just clicking

And when the people found out

I got hung in the tree

Where that woodpecker

Now tocks with me.”

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