Clock On The Mantle

“Half past four I fell asleep, forgetting the
mother I expected to come through the door”

  • The clock on the mantle 
    Struck half past ten 
    The hour to retire for
    Most women and men

    I listened to the clock
    Heard a knock on the door
    I looked no one was there

    Half past two still awake
    With nothing to do

    Half past four I fell asleep
    Forgetting the mother I had
    Expected to come through the

    A gust of wind blew through
    The window
     Death came in with a shroud
    On his face

    He came to take me
     Not yet was my plea I  have
    More to do, much to undo

    Death agreed to let me stay
     He gathered his cloak about
    Him and went on his way

    I suddenly awoke knowing
     This was just a dream!

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