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Silent Clock Tick Tock!

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A little treat was given to me, a day around the fayre

Myself, my daughter and my dad were with me there

I suddenly stopped and gazed in awe

A lovely old clock was what I saw

Oh! wouldn't it look lovely on my wall

As we stood and gazed at the stall


"Cheap at half the price he said!"

I already had a price in my head

"I'll do you a deal, it's Victorian Y'Know"

My excitement began to grow

My hubby will kill me I'm sure

If this deal he makes secure


I thought a while and pictured it so

With all my decor it would go

An old ticking clock with a sweet chime too

Was tempting my purse. What should I do?

"Oh get it" said dad and with it a smile

I hadn't bought anything for a while

So I finally said yes and the clock was mine

I've got a place where it will look fine


I eagerly rushed home with my beautiful clock

Avoiding the bumps and avoiding a knock

I hung it on a bare plain wall

Being careful that it wouldn't fall

I wound it up then felt quite sick

No matter how much I tried it would not tick

I set it for the correct time

But all it did was slowly chime

It wasn't working despite his word

And a silent clock is all I heard.


I feel a sense of sorrow, dismay

About my purchase yesterday

Salesperson's skills I certainly lack

Today I have to take it back

"You were out of your mind" said my hubby with disgust

"Buying antiques from someone with no trust"

"I bet he laughed all the way to the bank"

"And for that he had you to thank"


My sad old clock is flat on the table

My little dream became a fable

It did look nice on the wall of brick

But it never began to tock or tick!

And now I'm eating humble pie

Back it goes, bye, bye


So much for my antique find

I never even got to wind!

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