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Coo-Coo-Clock in Paradise: A Poem

Updated on August 12, 2017
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Val is a life-long student of the psycho-philosophy of living and a devoted practitioner of many techniques that enhance personal evolution.

Coo-coo-clock in paradise chiming every hour

reminds us of the saying how every joy must end

how many sunny days may end up with a shower

like every pleasure being just a short-lived god-send.


But wait before you unpack that umbrella

and filled with pessimism abort every fun

heed this advice of an older fella

to rewind your own coo-coo-clock before it's done.


For, nurturing your joy you delay its ending

so don't allow it to just run its course

unless it's about money you are spending

while buying your happiness down to a remorse.


There are no revolving doors at a true paradise

one joy leading to another of a different kind

all you have to do is open your eyes

and see that your coo-coo-clock gets a good rewind.


Then when you hear that well known chime

don't see it as a signal to start packing

but rather as a reminder to have a good time

in paradise of your soul where fun is never lacking.




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    • Coffeequeeen profile image

      Louise Powles 2 weeks ago from Norfolk, England

      Oh I love coo coo clocks. I remember my Grandmother had one in her hallway. I can never remember it working, but it always hung there!

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      Ryan Fuller 2 weeks ago from Louisiana, USA

      When I was a child, my grandpa had a coo coo clock. I loved it. I use to always try to make it to the clock on every hour just to see the little bird pop out and coo coo. When he passed away he gave me the clock. So this poem is a bit special to me.