The Greatest Resource - a poem

It's available to all

Each one allotted an even dose

To use as each sees fit

Yet some throw it away while others hold it close.


When used correctly it fuels life itself

To use and not to be used

But still it's control grips us as we struggle along

Allowing the fuel to conversely consume us.


Although it seems that some have more

The fact is that all are blessed

Or cursed equally in constant amounts

Management being the only difference.


This precious gift must not be glibly handled

For some it will run out far too soon

For many it will frustrate and diminish swifter than they would desire

For all it is to be controlled, not to control.


Wisdom coupled with it can change the world

Joy and strength with it can heal the deepest hurt

Forgiveness can come with it if we allow it

If we just take time to make TIME the greatest resource we have.


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clivewilliams 23 months ago from Nibiru

nice poem


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petenali 23 months ago from Ontario, Canada Author

@clivewilliams - appreciate that.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia

Intelligently written poem, good advice too. We mustn't waste this great resource..time.


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petenali 22 months ago from Ontario, Canada Author

@Jodah - thank you. Now, all we need to do is to take the advice right?

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