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Take Time To Wonder Why

No time to hate, no time to wait. No time to live or die.
No time to sleight, no time to fight. Take time to wonder why.
No time to frown, no time to clown. No time to laugh or cry.
No time to feel, no time to deal. Take time to wonder why.
No time to run, no time to stun. No time to sail or fly.
No time to sin, no time to win. Take time to wonder why.
No time to choose, no time to lose. No time to strive or try.
No time to show, no time to glow. Take time to wonder why.
No time to smile, no time to rile. No time to hurt or lie.
No time to pout, no time to shout. Take time to wonder why.
No time to see, no time to be. No time to seek or pry.
No time to strike, no time to like. Take time to wonder why.
No time to seed, no time to feed. No time to boil or fry.
No time to eat, no time to beat. Take time to wonder why.
No time to roast, no time to boast. No time to sell or buy.
No time to loot, no time to shoot. Take time to wonder why.
No time to share, no time to care. No time to bond or tie.
No time to fail, no time to wail. Take time to wonder why.
No time to date, no time to mate. No time to lust or eye.
No time to miss, no time to kiss. Take time to wonder why.
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

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Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 1,162
Words 270
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 20

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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