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Jimi Wifi and the Train of Time
By F.E. Anderson, Ghada Ahmed, Raynald Kudemus
Trafford PublishingCopyright © 2013 Frank Eldridge Anderson & Ghada Ahmed
All rights reserved.
Once upon a time there was a young brother and sister who lived in a snug white and brown digital house with their doting grandparents and no clocks ...
Their grandmother's name was Grandma Rhyme whose perfume smelled like lemonade Country time, and Grandpa Reason drinks lemon lime, in the den, and falls asleep by story time (:
One day she said to the children, "Brush your teeth after dinner you eat, before we have to go to sleep. You know the drill, on time for bed at eight, and in the morning, eggs, scrambled, for your breakfast plate."
They barely knew what eight meant except it was time to eat, not even what time meant except when to sleep, so one night after suppertime, they ganged up and questioned Grandma Rhyme ...
OK, here's a story bout' a boy, OK, Who wanted to learn to keep time, like back in the day ...
Well, this boy's name was Jimi Wifi, Who had trouble keeping time, he made a wish to the sky!
In the blink of an eye, came a flying train, With a clock for a face, and a singing conductor, how insane!
Jimi was fascinated by the face of the clock And the mad conductor going tick, tick tock.
So he asked "Eh, yo!" about the tick tock sounds "Well I'm Father Time, let me break it down ...
Before gamers and virtual catalogs, We used to figure out time by analog,
He jumped to the front, pointed at three black sticks They move around and make the clock face tick
Now all three hands have a separate job But they all work together, and work real hard.
Short hand is called the hour hand, long one is minutes And skinny is seconds, keeps moving and ticking.
When skinny ticks 60 times, guess what it'll do? That's right, boys and girls, it makes the minute hand move!
Now, while the minute hand moves one spot, That's what the lines are for; one spot's a black notch.
Our second hand keeps ticking moving minutes around, And if it didn't, boys and girls, we wouldn't hear a sound.
After the minute hand, moves about 60 ... The shortest, hour hand, moves a notch in a jiffy,
After 1:00 and the minute hand moved 60 notches Then hour hand hits 2:00, and keeps the crowd rockin'
Hey, the shortest hand is like the minutes, right? Once around in 12 moves, and it does it twice!
See, it circles twelve times during the day, And then again at night, or so the grown-ups say.
With twelve hours at night and twelve hours a day Well add them up, 24, one whole day!
Now repeat after me, tick tock tick tock, The Train of Time will never stop!"
Remember crime don't pay, and time don't play, We have to keep it moving, right-a-way.
It's good to be on time, and always prompt, And so you don't miss school, set the alarm clock!"
When Father Time finished, Jimi Wifi smiled And asked the conductor could he ride a while,
Driving town to town, sun to moon For all the good boys and girls, he'll be there soon!
Ask Jimi the time, he won't mind, And guess what's next, it's sleepy time ...
Let every clock you see remind, Of Jimi Wifi and the Train of Time ...
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