When My Wall Clock Chimes


I hear that lovely tune and I know just which hour
Is announcing itself. Such cheery chimes – a soft and gentle power.
To me, there is something special about this wall clock.
It makes me feel that as long as it sounds time will not stop.

Just a feeling of perpetual security. All in my heart and head.
But “whatever works to secure my place….” Like I said,
That chime calls out to me every sixty minutes, day and night
As long as it sings to me, I know my world is still all right.

Lucile I. Burke
January 9, 1999