The Concept of Time

I grew up loving Children’s nursery rhymes, which is where my initial interest in poetry  and rhyme came from.  One of my all time favourites is My Grandfather’s Clock, written by Henry Clay Work in 1876.  The Concept of Time, is written using the same rhyming pattern.

 

The concept of time

Is a manmade affair,

Creating space where your thoughts intertwine;

When you’re two steps ahead

You are two steps behind,

Living life as if all is just fine.

There is far more to find

Than the workings of your mind,

Such a futile waste and you won’t shine;

 

So it’s time, now

To be all that you are,

To be one, of a kind.

Not behind, nor in front of you,

Only now, only now

To your own self be true,

Only now, only now

So it’s time, now

To be all that you are,

To be one, of a kind.

 

You know, what you know

Intuition will guide,

With forgiveness you go with the flow;

By mastering your mind

You accept what’s within,

With awareness you’ll yield and you’ll grow.

Abundance is all yours

With no ceilings and no floors,

Nothing’s random in the fabric of life;

 

So it’s time, now

To be all that you are,

To be one, of a kind.

Not behind, nor in front of you,

Only now, only now

To your own self be true,

Only now, only now

So it’s time, now

To be all that you are,

To be one, of a kind.

 

Not behind, nor in front of you,

Only now, only now

To your own self be true,

Only now, only now

So it’s time, now

To be all that you are,

To be one, of a kind.

 

Always in the right place

You are held where you stand,

Don’t resist, all is as, it should be;

Participate in life

Adding value and truth,

With compassion, you set yourself free.

Know enough is enough

And stop trying to be tough,

Do not covet and in turn you will grow;

 

So it’s time, now

To be all that you are,

To be one, of a kind.

Not behind, nor in front of you,

Only now, only now

To your own self be true,

Only now, only now

So it’s time, now

To be all that you are,

To be one, of a kind.

 

Affirm you are great

From your own starting point,

Don’t put off what you can do today;

No enemies to fight

With belief by your side,

Have courage and go out seize the day.

Now you are wide-awake

Lift your foot off from the brake,

Only you can choose to live fearlessly;

 

So it’s time, now

To be all that you are,

To be one, of a kind.

Not behind, nor in front of you,

Only now, only now

To your own self be true,

Only now, only now

So it’s time, now

To be all that you are,

To be one, of a kind.

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