Life’s clock has made me old and grey,
so I took it apart today.
Reversed the balance wheel and gears
that tic away the days and years.
I worked away and pretty quick
the clock began to say,” toc tic.”
Instead of old, I’d now grow young
and I was proud of what I’d done.
Then all at once it came to me…
Time gives us friends and family,
And when reversed, those I hold dear,
one by one will disappear.
In haste I grabbed my clock, and then
made it go “tic toc”again.
My heart was glad because it knew
My greatest joy is all of you.
So, as I live each year of gold
I will treasure growing old.
For through life’s clock
I’ve come to know;
The greater the love.
The older we grow