That phrase - what does it mean
The clocks must now go back?
Where, I wonder, have they been?
Now someone answer that!
Every year the people groan
Their habits are upset
That extra lie-in hour is known
As built-in bonus - yet ...
The farmers have to train the cows
To hold their milk awhile
It gets too dark to use the ploughs
The winter cramps their style.
In Scotland, past the Firth of Forth
The school kids risk their lives
Their daily journey this far north
In darkness - is that wise?
And those of us at bright-lit desk
Sometimes are not aware
That winter means we need more rest
Not artificial glare.
God made the world and gave us time
Yet man has gone off track
There's too much water in life's wine
Time is - it can't go back!
(c) Poet in the woods 2013