Time is of the Essence

Douglas H. Mc Clintock 1934 (Sarnia, Ontario)



60 seconds to a minute,60 minutes to an hour,
1440 minutes to a day, 24 hours to a day,
Time never stops even on a museum tour,
Sincere time is when you pray.

Can you spare a dime, and what is the time?
Time is fleeting, it waits for no man.
The best of time is when a clock has a chime,
Tic Tock, Tic Tock, it's telling you the time again.

Springtime, Summertime, Autumntime, Wintertime,
Who is the fairest of them all ?
All of them when they are in their prime.
Time makes wrinkles to produce an original.

Pastime, lunch time, quiet time fun time, bed time,
Sometime is never the right time.
There is a time you must be on time
Now or never is the time.

To be ahead of time is very thoughtful,
To be late, time can be cruel,
Working overtime can feel very dreadful,
Boyhood memories when we were in high school.

A senior's lament
Is to live
Life at it's fullest
Till 9 o' clock !
And the new midnight for some is 8 o' clock !

About this poem

The many faucets of time.

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Written on January 10, 2022

Submitted by Dougla$Irishman on January 10, 2022

Modified on April 23, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XAXA BXBX BXBC BBBB CCCX XXXDD
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 933
Words 208
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5

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