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The Old Lalamilty Clock

The challenge at d’Verse Poets is to write about time.  The challenge at Real Toads is to write a poem using nonsensical words.  I might have started in a manner for a child, but it might have morphed into something different.

The old lalamilty clock
announced to all:

The birthing time is here!
A new baby has arrived!


The family gathered in glee
singing a rhambangle celebration:

A baby boy!  A baby boy!
Oh, the most snarfdiffanous joy!


Time marches on, never ending
and the old lalamilty clock sings:

Another year passes by
to celebrate our bundle of joy!


Each year’s celebration grows
more rhambanglous than before:

A grown man with family,
friends and his own kids.


The old lalamilty clock
never ends its nolorious tick tock:

Another year!  Another year!
Who’s left to celebrate?


The old lalamilty clock
lets out a palatinious sigh:

No more!  No more!
Our baby bundle of joy!

9 thoughts on “The Old Lalamilty Clock

  1. LOVE the nonsensical words here….especially when I read this aloud. So sorry for the late late reply — but very glad you posted this on dVerse. Such a unique take on my prompt. I imagine a very tall grandfather clock with a real face on it…whose eyebrows rise in surprise and joy and then furrow as time goes on….imagine if a clock could talk! 🙂

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