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Time's Revenge: A Poem

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Aren loves to write poems. Her muse is usually nature , but it can also be anything that inspires her.

Time is such a precious commodity. It is one of the things in this world that you can’t get back when lost. Many people tend to overlook time’s importance in their lives. They tend to spend it on useless and nonsensical things. They tend to waste time as much as they can; thinking that they still have more to use. However, that’s not how time works. It is a sly predator that attacks you when you’re not looking.

How does time take its revenge? It snatches your happiness unexpectedly. It’s a thief that won’t even make a noise during the stealing. A person may be brimming with joy not knowing that he would never see the next sunrise already. Yes, time is cruel like that.

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”

— William Penns

The recent pandemic incited fear of death everywhere, and a lot of people realized how important time truly is in their lives. I am one of those people. Faced with the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, I was able to reflect on how I used my time. That reflection gave birth to this poem.

Time’s Revenge: A Poem

Time knows how to get his revenge

You think you were the king of this world when you constantly killed it?

Oh how Time proved you wrong!

He sneaks up on you when you're not looking;

You who are totally unaware;

Totally not caring,

And then boom!

Regret and sorrow pours in

‘Cause Time decided to take back what is rightfully his

You're not allowed to walk anymore,

‘Cause he is now hurriedly running

And before you know it,

Boom!

You suddenly hear in the distance ringing,

"TIME’S UP!"

And suddenly everything went dim.

“An inch of time is an inch of gold but you can’t buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.”

— Chinese Proverb

© 2020 Arensshi

Comments

Arensshi (author) from Philippines on October 13, 2020:

Hi Asad. Thank you very much for appreciating my poem. That is also my favorite line.

Asad Islam from Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 10, 2020:

You suddenly hear in the distance ringing,

"TIME’S UP!"

What a Metrical line. I like this line and love this poem. Exactly times get revenge.