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Time



Every minute counts in our daily sortie.
Every minute mounts
up to fourteen forty.

Time waits for no one, seize the sacred present.
Time for having fun
is quickly overspent.

Keep for the minutes many hours wasted.
Keep for mere peanuts
the words cut and pasted.

Time can be a friend, never try to kill it.
Time is a godsend,
destiny of kismet.

Add a minute less and a life will sever.
Add a minute more
and there is forever.
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

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