Time is a weapon it plays by no rules 

The ally of youngsters it plays them for fools

They use it unwisely no thought in their mind

Of how quickly it passes as they leave it behind.


It is the young mans weapon of choice

With unbounded energy he raises his voice

He forges his way with youth on his side 

He outlasts his mentor while matching his stride.


If shallow the psyche the greater the pain

As that which came easy becomes harder to gain

As joints start to stiffen and movement is labored

Time tightens its grip; it is time that is favored.


It devastates women for beauty is fleeting

Unseen and unwanted senescence, the meeting

Like a beast in the jungle that devours its young

Time will replace you though you’ve only begun.


Tread lightly your footsteps while making your way

Regardless of status it can’t be delayed

Whether rich man or poor man the day it will come

When penance is bygone and your day will be done.


So live life with thoughts of your future in mind

Not earthly pleasures but the eternal kind

For when time overtakes you and youth has been eaten

You will be raised unto God—

Then time you have beaten.

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