Three Score And Ten

Written by: Steven Beesley

Three score and ten:

The seconds turn into minutes, then to hours.
The hours spin into days, then weeks will fly by.
The weeks then quickly dissolve into many months.

The months that fleet and fly by into such short years.
All our average compliment is three score and ten.
Whatever-more is a bonus that God grants us.

We must make good use of the time that is given
Be very careful not to squander away time.
The seconds turn into minutes, then to hours.

Treasure the short time, always making your life full.
Once time passes, we cannot recall it again.
All our average compliment is three score and ten.

Never idle away the precious time you have.
Life is so full of unforeseen circumstances.
Once time passes, we cannot recall it again.

Each one of us will make mistakes along the way.
If you fall, get up quickly, try and try again.
The seconds turn into minutes, then to hours.

The long road, actually is not so long at all.
Before you know it, you will have come to the end.
Life is so full of unforeseen circumstances.

The dreams of yesterday, all but a memory.
Time has gone by like the sands in an hour glass.
The weeks they quickly dissolve into many months.

Live and love and cherish it closely to your heart.
For love will surely live on, even though you're gone.
Before you know it, you will have come to the end.

Accomplish as much as you can, never look back.
Time is unforgiving and takes no prisoners.
The seconds turn into minutes, then hours.
The weeks then quickly dissolve into many months.

Remember to enjoy life and use it up well.
The months that fleet and fly by into such short years.
For love will surely live on, even though you're gone
Whatever-more is a bonus that God gives us.


Steven Beesley (c) 2005-11-21


This is my first attempt at writing a poem in the Hybridanelle form, if you notice any mistakes please do email me.


Hybridanelle:

A hybrid of the terzanelle and villanelle form that has been developed by Erin Thomas. A detailed definition can be seen at http://allpoetry.com/Column/1086828