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Wasted Time

I've heard people use these words, since my birth
never truthfully considering, what time is worth

through recess, football games, wars and strife
guess I've wasted time, all throughout my life

like laying in the sun, watching birds in the air
seemingly, flying back and forth, without a care

but then I understand, what's really been seen
Their scouring earth for food, to keep it green

Thinking of all instances, as I go back in time
Time I thought was wasted, was really my climb

From the time of birth, we start climbing stairs
seeing, feeling and learning, of life and prayers

grand-children say "can't afford, to waste any time"
I say "can't afford not to, soon the bell will chime"

signaling the last lap, in your race against time
A chance to help others or keep chasing the dime

If you choose, chasing a dime, for wealth in a bank
your life will be remembered, somewhere on a plank

or choose to help others, your words persist on a troll
teaching "nothing is wasted that's good for your soul"

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  1. Date: 1/16/2014 12:57:00 AM
    Love the sentiment, yes how can we quantify (time?) I was just thinking as i read the title, there's a whole lot of it..' (out there) Tom L O L... I guess its just best as you put here; Best wishes Joe..'

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 10:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Tom, smashing write xx

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 8:23:00 AM
    Wonderful write. Congrates on your win.

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 1:48:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Tom. Connie

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 9:48:00 PM
    Tom, ;-) congratulations with your sweet and awesome win, in my any poem goes contest. Good Night~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 6:43:00 PM
    Good thoughts, Tom. Pretty much sums up Western civilization in the first part, redeemed in the last couplet.

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 8:52:00 PM
    Very wise words of reflection dear one, thank you for sharing this, blessed be xxx