The Clock, Tick Tock

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I hear the tick tock as time passes
What once was faint, now gets louder and clearer
As you grow more independent each day
It becomes clear to me how fleeting this time is
I don’t want to blink or miss a second
How do I keep this feeling going?
How do I capture it in a bottle and savour it forever more?
I put aside the pain, frustrations and want for solitude
Because I know one day I will regret rushing
Through this first year, you and me
Through this bond we’ve tied so close.
I’d like to slow the clock, like syrup
To keep time from pouring away.