Time for a poem

Time for a poem

What you notice
          as you go through your day
is the gentle tug of time
          how it urges you
to accomplish something
          to achieve
to make a difference
          to be someone

Time stands there
          looking over your shoulder
a would-be second conscience
          advising you to ignore
the rose and the butterfly
          with their carefree beauty
to look no longer into the pond
          where the fish idle so pleasantly
but to be about your business
          and the task in hand

John Lyons



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