Sometimes I think of changing things
today my thoughts have turned to springs
A useful thing, beyond compare
we used to find them everywhere
but now their numbers start to fail
no longer in a bathroom scale
and clocks that used to toc and tic
no longer wound
it makes me sick.
Today I can no longer find
a wristwatch I can stop and wind
Springs used to work and last forever
batteries not so – not ever.
Few things left we need to wind
spring driven toys are hard to find
we all buy batteries instead
they last a while and then go dead.
Our batteries deceased are buried
to disposal sites are carried
then replaced at user’s cost
So sad that metal springs are lost.