Ding Dong and Bang Clang?




I was in a dazed shock

As the bedside table rocked

When my alarm clock piercingly rang

Ding dong and bang clang it sang

Like a hammering chain gang

Breaking rocks, bang after bang


Awakened by the brutal ding and bang

Out of bed I sprang

Then abruptly, my mind went clang!

When the bells of Sunday morn began!






Ivor Steven (c) June 2022

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

35 thoughts on “Ding Dong and Bang Clang?”

  1. When I was getting ready to retire a couple years ago, my coworkers kept asking me what I was going to do–travel? Volunteer work? I told them the only thing I planned on doing was turning off my alarm clock–forever!!! I really enjoyed this poem, Ivor.

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  2. Yikes! 😮 and Ha! 😀 ⏰ Alarms be no fun. No fun at all. 😉 But, this poem made me laugh! 😀 I can relate! 🙂 And it’s a fun rhyming read! 🙂
    Ooh…love seeing the titles of the books by your clock! Great writers! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) and hope you got a Sunday nap! 😉
    PS…
    “The trouble with an alarm clock is that what seems sensible when you set it seems absurd when it goes off.” – Rex Stout

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    1. Haha.. I didn’t set the alarm …. my clock had a mind of it’s own .,. Thank you for your enjoying my piece of humour ⏰🤗🌏💕.. I always have lots of good books to read .. 📖😉

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  3. More than half a century ago I attended a course for Assistant Social Workers run by a psychiatrist. She said our work was stressful enough so we should not use an alarm clock. I never did. But then, I do have a capacity for responding to a mental note which tells me when to wake.

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