The Timekeeper's Mistake

September 13, 2011
By Summerland BRONZE, Suwanee, Georgia
Summerland BRONZE, Suwanee, Georgia
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His mind in the clouds, the rest on his chair
The Timekeeper sat in the tallest tower
“Watch the clock!” said his mind with a glower
And so sat the Timekeeper, thinking it fair

With eyes wide he watched the clock
His job was simple but he had no respite
Keep sleepy eyes open, for close they might
And so chimed the clock, “tick tock, tick tock”

Then suddenly, his eyelids fell
Covertly he laid down to rest
He plunged into sleep as deep as a well
On that day as he lay he created a mess
I abhor to tell you of what befell
Time stopped, to describe it best


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An Italian sonnet

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