Where have all the Clocks gone ?

The clocks are now all missing
that we used to see
On the churches an' the shops and many a factory

Some we always glanced at
and some we barely missed
but we all looked up and then looked down
to check the watch upon our wrist

They helped us on the way to work
or on our way to school
" Hurry Mate! Don't be late "
seemed to be the golden rule

Some used to always work
while others remained still
Remember those outside the pawnshops
and the church clock on the hill ?

Almost everyone looked up
and asked " Is that the Time ?"
Roman numeral, standard or simple
they came in every line

Where have all the clocks gone
that we all used to know ?
Time pieces from history
we remembered long ago

By Norm Whittle