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Marking Time

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Marking Time

Time is of the essence,
We’ve been told since prepubescence,
So we shouldn’t waste a minute or we’re fools.
Planning keeps things flowing
So no matter where we’re going,
We’ll accomplish so much more within these rules.

Seconds turn to hours
But if we don’t smell the flowers,
We’ll miss out on all the things life has to give.
Years fly by like sparrows
And before Death aims its arrows,
We should grab each opportunity and live.

If such advice is heeded,
When our earthly time’s completed
We’ll be satisfied that we have done our best;
For when time reclaims its lending
We can’t stop the coming ending ;
Then we’ll realize that it’s finally time to rest.

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  1. Date: 6/1/2013 12:15:00 AM
    A much more elegant way to say, "You can sleep all you want when you're dead!"... but all kidding aside, this was beautifully penned! Time is of the essence... but equally so is the rest of eternity. This came out effortlessly from your pen... you should be proud of this poem!

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 3:50:00 PM
    A poem a day is a splended way to mark each passing day. Just like the flowers, I could read them for hours. It's amazing what you have to say.