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Time

-You can have all the money in the world, but I can't say the same about time...-

It can't be put in the garbage so time can't be wasted
This is my time though, I can almost taste it
Days, weeks, months, years
Blood, sweat, sleep, tears
All the time I feel there isn't enough hours in a day
Losing an hour is like a soul being taken away
Every day death is a result of a car crash
Every week a house fire turns flesh to ash
Every year...
An ocean is created by a tear
Time, time, time, seconds, minutes
Time is like money to us, we don't know how to spend it
Like with money, we don't budget our time
We'd all be incarcerated if it were a crime
Think of all the people you know that after high school take a few years vacation
They don't really see college as a destination
Now at 25 they decide to go back to school 
Because being a couch potato wasn't cool
That's 6 or 7 years wasted on nothing
When you could've went to school and made a $45,000 salary or something
Growing up I watched people my age or older waste time so badly
I decided to learn from that mistake gladly
And to think people take shortcuts financially by drug dealing
Stealing
The time you spend in jail, does it sound appealing
You can't make money serving time in jail
That's all people care about but can you take it to hell?
If you manage to get it down there, it'll be the victim of the blaze
Time is the ally of our age
Speaking of time they say we're running out of it
That's why I'm anxious to find the woman to spend the rest of my life with
With a real rare gift
Why race the time
Surely it's more fast
Why waste the time
Surely it's not trash
Time to pay for our crimes? Ironic?
Time is running like Sonic
The opposite of Karma, because it doesn't come back around
Way past due getting my feet off the ground
You hear that alarm, it's so loud
I'm proud, but we pretend not to hear a sound

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  1. Date: 7/16/2010 11:10:00 PM
    Perfect poem with perfect statements!!!!!!! Good job!!!!!!! Vrushani!!!

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 5:10:00 AM
    A future contest is planned for a co-writing team after July 4th holiday.. appreciate your enjoying the poem Constance and I are working on... and keep checking back if u still want to co write with another poet ... something could be worked out for the future months ahead... with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 11:05:00 PM
    YOu have the right attitude indeed with this one! Wait until you pass 50. You will really feel the importance of time even stronger. So being so aware of it now, will serve you well (you seem young to me, so I assume I am talking to someone much younger than 50's). I love September too. It's my birthday month! but I hate how it is the end of summer. LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 8:45:00 PM
    Wow,, love it!!!, I like the line that quoted "the opposite of karma, because it doesn't come back around"... awesome line because I never heard that before,, enjoyed..p.d.