If I were to offer you the secret of time
And reveal how its passing could be confined –
Would you accept?
Oh but of course!
Day on day I grapple to capture each breath
That exhales my life and edges me closer to death
What fool would decline
That abolishes time
And its nagging wife
Who’s a ruthless reminder that it’s all apt to dissolve
Along with dust-gathering moments of stories untold
Eradicate time and regret is gone
So too is the saddle of guilt
That’s laden with mistakes and the promises we break
As all our dreams are destined to wilt
Yes, it’s true that distress ticks with time’s callous clock
But you see, the paradox of it all is this –
That time’s fleeting nature is also the source
Of a bordered life that’s bursting with bliss
Without time, you would not try
To be who you are or to ask yourself why
Why am I here and what is this for?
How can I improve on who I was before?
Who do I love and why do I care
That I’m so overcome with feelings of despair?
At the thought that I’ve not been true
To what it is that I set out to do
In a blaze it will be categorically gone
So honour time obediently
Make it yours with this breath…
For nothing drives us more than immediacy