Daily Prompt : Tentative

In response to prompt :Tentative

No matter how cautious a person is, his clock of life will stop at the appointed hour. A few  days ago there was News of a British student who went for a vacation in Shri Lanka, he wandered to a lake where he put his hand in the water to wash it, hidden there, was a crocodile, it grabbed his hand and pulled him down.

His cries for help didn’t work, for no one was around to hear it.  His fellow travelers found his dead body. It reminds me of the poem :

Life’s clock

The clock of life is wound but once,

And no man has the power

To tell just where 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

As no man can restore.

The present only is our own,

Live, love, toil with a will.

Place no faith in    “tomorrow,” for

The clock may then be still.

(Author Unknown)

………………………………………… 🙂




2 thoughts on “Daily Prompt : Tentative

    • Dear Robert,
      Thank you, it’s important to remember we aren’t permanent here. We’ll only take our deeds with us nothing else.
      If someone could remind number 45 it would be great. 🙂

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