Mount Vernon’s Grandfather Clock

The clock’s undaunted rhythm measured time
Since placed upon the staircase long ago,
Each room resounding with its hollow chime,
A gentle music, swelling soft and low.
With every peal its quavering voice sings
Of years, of lives and battles from days past;
Each lilting note pausing before it rings,
As to savor time, for it takes wing fast.
Its rhythmic hymn has not ever lost beat;
Not clanged or clamored when danger was nigh,
Nor stalled for snow, driving rain, or heat;
Its song rolling on as the years pass by.
Faces and fashions fall away with time,
Yet still reverently ringing is the chime.

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One Response

  1. This poem is the first place winner of Home School Legal Defense Association’s National Poetry Contest.

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