Alf Hutchison

Clock Of Ages

The clay beneath her muddy feet, welled up between her toes,
A squeal of unencumbered bliss, from her young soul arose,
Dancing in the rain alone, arms spread-eagled wide,
An aged mother looking on, shook her head and sighed.
“Remember well these carefree times…before the clock of ages chimes”.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 5, 2009
Poem Edited: Saturday, November 21, 2009

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  • Nooruddeen MmNooruddeen Mm (3/8/2010 8:28:00 AM)

    Sweet childhood memory, that always follows me...
    Nice one.

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  • there is a poet in me! (2/15/2010 6:44:00 AM)

    beautiful...... nicely penned......thanks for sharing...

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  • Duncan Wyllie (12/22/2009 12:33:00 PM)

    Something very beautiful caught within the moment yet somehow so totally free

    Amazing writing

    Love duncan mark wyllie

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  • Terri Turrell (11/20/2009 8:31:00 PM)

    This has a great singy sound to it, and a wonderful poetic phrase for a close. nicely penned! =)

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  • Indira Babbellapati (11/17/2009 10:21:00 AM)

    world without clocks...how good would that be!

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  • Dr.subhendu KarDr.subhendu Kar (11/15/2009 8:16:00 AM)

    “Remember well these carefree times…before the clock of ages chimes......as the time heaves the mystery life acyclic, wonderful expressin yet ingeniously curved across the time and space,10+++, thanks for sharing

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  • Www. Poemhunter.com/m-d-dinesh-nair-2 (11/15/2009 7:55:00 AM)

    ...these few lines chime out the poetic perception of the reality hovering over the minds of the aged.Perhaps your short piece may cast a long spell on the minds of the readers.Thanks a lot Mr Alf Hutchison for sharing.. Keep writing.

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  • Dr Hitesh Sheth (11/14/2009 10:44:00 AM)

    aging, disease and death are the sad realities of life........a good write...

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  • Ritty Patnaik (11/14/2009 7:21:00 AM)

    dear alf.....some childhood memories remain in the heart...and when we look back we experience a sense of joy, watching children do the same.lovely poem, full of feelings.best wishes.
    ritty

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  • Matt MooneyMatt Mooney (11/13/2009 6:47:00 AM)

    Lovely poem.Puts me in the mood for more.Read my 'Exit 9'.

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  • Sivashanmugam ShanmugamSivashanmugam Shanmugam (11/12/2009 3:14:00 AM)

    nice poem. lengthy with five lines may be writen as seven or eight..
    nice thread...

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  • Shekhar JoshiShekhar Joshi (11/12/2009 2:41:00 AM)

    WoOoW........excellent poem.........beautiful lines.....awesome imagery......love it..........

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  • Siddharth Singh (11/11/2009 1:04:00 AM)

    An old women relives her youth,
    in her daughter's carefree rain dance.
    Simply outstanding.
    Voted 10.

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  • Deepti Agarwal (11/11/2009 12:46:00 AM)

    the most important thing about us aging.... is brought down in few words..
    a strong write..

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  • Vijay Menon (11/10/2009 10:52:00 PM)

    very beautiful poem rhymed so well gone are the childhood days nice poem

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  • Varanasi RamabrahmamVaranasi Ramabrahmam (11/10/2009 7:13:00 PM)

    A fine philosophical verse full of celebration of innocent joys.

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  • Amitava Chakrabarty (11/10/2009 9:00:00 AM)

    Great sense of rhyme and superb content. Congrats 10

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  • Ritty Patnaik (11/10/2009 5:19:00 AM)

    Hi
    I just loved reading these lines. It took me back to my childhood and I could feel the clay well up between my toes. The poem also reflects the happier moments of ones life. Very well written. I am putting it down as one of my favourites.

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  • Shalini Sundararamalingam (11/10/2009 12:08:00 AM)

    childhood days are always fun, nice short poem.... lovely!

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  • Seema(Aanamika) 80 (11/9/2009 11:52:00 PM)

    Wonderful descriptive poem.....Great..! ! 10+, loved reading it

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