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Time is thoughtless, ticking away unaware and unmindful of you.

Time is not your friend, it does not wait for you or anyone, and so all your plans and works will become wastes if you don’t start on it.

Time never tires nor delays, as its work does not seem to stress it or obstacles bother its steady pace. None can cause it to wait and sigh like you and I.

Time is ageless, ever young with relentless vibrancy, while it wears you down with age and unfulfilled dreams.

No one is as old as it is; yet no one is as young as it seems, trying to keep pace with it. Though we foretell its end as near, we act as if it will never come.

Time is deceptive; making you think there is enough of it. If you believe it, you will be late at finding out its lie. Don’t be fooled, there is no time at all.

Be watchful of time. Don’t ignore it for a bit or you’ll lose track of it.

Time is arrogant, ticking away as it stares at you mockingly in a tick-tock-tick-tock, as if to say – catch me if you can, or stare on and waste away.

Time is pregnant and you don’t know what it holds for you.

Time is scary and depressing; it reveals the worst in you. But it is fulfilling if you make the most of it, and then, it reveals the best in you.

With time things change. If you learn from its lessons you will be better for it.

Time challenges you to its pace. If you can meet up with it, it rewards you with achievements. If you can beat it, it gives you itself to rest.

Time is a measuring tool, contributing nothing but measures your strength and achievements.

Time is retentive, keeping records of all your deeds to stand its test.

And then Time rewards in its time.

Time! This time! Sigh!

[Written 12th of August 2004 for a harvest magazine but was not published. Having reviewed and edited it on the 11th of August 2014 I decided to publish it in my blog.]

I am IfeanyiChukwu Oluwafemi Chukwudi

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