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Time in Rhyme


Great poem

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Once when time was long and slow
AnElephant decides that he must go
Back to the start of everything
Back to where all life begins

He knows he cannot bottle time
It slips through fingers and through minds
It can’t be fenced it can’t be boxed in
It is a simple complex concoction

Time does not move from right to left
It doesn’t go from east to west
It never varies up and down
It simply always flows around

No barrier stands in its smooth way
It changes inexorably
Nothing ever halts its progress
There is never any point to protest

It passes on it takes its toll
It tells him he is growing old
It proverbially teaches wisdom
And brings agelessness when at last death does come

Once when time was long and slow
AnElephant decides that he must go
Back to the end of everything
Back to where…

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