The Times

Nov 13, 2021
Clock face

Changing times are inevitable.
But must we push it so?
Clocks are mere­ly mechan­i­cal devices.
But that’s some­thing you already know.

We don’t have to get up ear­li­er or lat­er
Just to make the day seem longer or short­er.
Or go to bed before night­time has fall­en
So as for me, I stand firm, like hard­ened mortar.

I’m not going to change my clocks twice a year
Those tiny knobs are too hard to wind any­way
I’m going to sleep and wake in nor­mal hours
I’m going to keep the same sched­ule for work and play.

And if the rest of the world wants to manip­u­late its clocks
Well, let them go ahead and do it.
I’ll keep the same time year in and year out
Be ear­ly or late to every event and not give one damn whit!

  • Chuck Witt

    Chuck is a retired archi­tect, a for­mer news­pa­per colum­nist, and a life­long res­i­dent of Winchester.