Alarm Clock

JOSIE'S POEMS

 

Poems for Reflection and Discussion

-T I M E-

By Josie Whitehead

Alarm Clock
Antique Pocket Watch

T I M E 

By Josie Whitehead

Time

When something's given precedence,

     It’s time that you must make.

When you need to do your very best,

      It’s time that you must take.

 

When you’re doing nothing special

       You could say it’s time you waste.

You can do so many things with it,

      But time you cannot taste.

 

When you're really very busy,

      You speak of time you use.

If you mess around and waste it,

      Look at the time you lose.

 

Time might resemble money 

     For we speak of time we spend.

It’s something we can’t give away

     And certainly can’t lend.

 

'Tempo’s' time in melody

     When, in time, you clap your hands.

You can’t eat time but can beat it

     If you’re leader of the band.

 

Time’s a gift that’s freely given;

    When used, can’t be replaced,

So use your time quite prudently.

     Don’t let it go to waste.

 

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* This poem was chosen by teachers and children in Yorkshire and published in 2010:  Josie's Poems - The Anthology.