Bashyam Narayanan


The Clock Is Clicking - Poem by Bashyam Narayanan

The clock is clicking
It is clicking to show just then
A time span of one second
Has become the past
The clock is clicking

Each click means a step
Towards your progress and growth
Optimistic wisdom says
The clock is clicking

Each click means a nail
Onto your coffin
Philosophical wisdom says
The clock is clicking

Each click means the arrival
Of a child in India
Population expert worries
The clock is clicking

Each click means the committal
Of a crime
Police personnel observes
The clock is clicking

Each click means a travel of 2.5 km
In space of the earth's surface
Astromer estimates
The clock is clicking

Each click means a change
In fortune of an individual
Astrologer announces
The clock is clicking

Each click means the admission
Of a heart patient
Health specialist heaves
The clock is clicking

Each click means the drain
Of my battery
The clock cries within
The clock is clicking

Let the clock be clicking
Let any one have his or her inkling
Let us be lively and kicking
Let nothing stop us becoming a king

The clock is clicking


Comments about The Clock Is Clicking by Bashyam Narayanan

  • Rookie Nalini Hebbar (10/25/2009 8:07:00 PM)

    we will live longer if we don't listen to the clock, i think...well written...informative and entertaining...regards (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 3 Points Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (3/29/2008 1:01:00 AM)

    the clock is the counter of our lives................time will come! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 22, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 26, 2011


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