The clock of Life by Robert H.Smith Posted by Ranu

English: An analogue clock face without hands.

English: An analogue clock face without hands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The clock of life is wound but once,

And no man has the power

To tell just when the hands will stop

At late or early hour.

To lose one’s wealth is sad indeed,

To lose one’s health is more,

To lose one’s soul is such a loss

That no man can restore.

The present only is our own,

So Live,Love,toil with a will

Place no faith in”Tomorrow”

For the clock may then be still.

10 thoughts on “The clock of Life by Robert H.Smith Posted by Ranu

  1. Thank you very much for bringing this lovely poem to my repertoire. I Had not read it before, but after reading this post I started looking up details about the poet and his other works, and it seems that this poem is a cult classic – which always interests me.

    May God give you a very, very long life of health and happiness 🙂

  2. Pingback: How To Make the Most of Your Life | Nancy H Vest

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