My alarm clock woke me every day
For more than fifty years.
I never worried I’d be late,
It took away those fears.
Never miss a local story.
I now find that it’s running slow,
And I just can’t make it hurry.
I should really get another clock.
Then I wouldn’t have to worry.
But Eileen and I are slowing too.
We don’t navigate so quickly,
And we don’t want to be replaced
When we get a little sickly.
So I guess I’ll keep my grand “ole” clock.
It’s become a part of life,
And I know I’ll always keep Eileen,
For she’s still my grand “ole” wife!!