Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pathetic excuses of not having enough time

                                                                                                  Attribution: Jeepika
Image: Horizontal Sundial (here)

Inspired by the metaphor  -  time is a thief 

What can be more damning than
to be labeled a 'time squanderer'
Privileged with 24 hours everyday
A luxury to be utilized but not
in any way maximized nor exploited
Yet whiners are aplenty
Pathetic excuses of not having time

Haven't they heard time is a thief?
Given half a chance time will outwit
Pushed to the wall time will
vehemently bid a fight-back to
spew unsolicited stress and worry

Let not other's insistence drown our
inner voice but pleading for more
-  it is futile

Time is given without fear or favor
Selfishly tuck it within our waist-band
Manage it intelligently to follow our heart
You'll see what you get, 24 hours
To beg for more is moronic!

For Stacie's at Real Toad's  - on 
poetry, writing & metaphor 


  1. Time is given without fear or favor
    Selfishly tuck it within our waist-band


  2. Yep, the whiners come every which way. They have time in most cases, they just would rather whine about not having it or sit on their ever growing butt.

  3. This made me chuckle knowingly. Time's reputation as a thief is well known, so we can hardly claim to be surprised by the speed with which it flees.

  4. We can only work with what we have. To try to get more, especially when we know there isn't any, is a foolish thing... a wish made by a silly child. And we all know that to survive, children need to keep their wits about them.

  5. A timely metaphor (chuckles..) that I think is indeed a lie for those who have the freedom to decide what they do with their time. We humans seem plagued with a desire for more of it, though, don't we? Perhaps the message here is "Live for the moment" or even outside of the walls of time, if we can. Thanks for participating & sharing.

  6. We all get the same amount of time - it's what we do with it that matters.

  7. I know that there are many time-thieves though... time itself is a limited resource.

  8. I am from the other side of the coin. Time moves really slow, Life was really great!
    Never-the-less, this was a marvelous composition.

  9. Excellent poem, Hank. I love the idea of tucking time into your waistband.

  10. "a luxury to be utilized".. I'm listening to Audible's "Brave Companions" written by David McCullough - and these autobiographies are amazing - how did these people get so much done in a lifetime!