The Seducer Time
by Kathy Warnes
Time appears generous, make no mistake
Stretching life horizons beyond the night,
Endless hours linger, making each day
False promises that they will not take flight.
Time swirls seductive words in its streams,
Home, family, work- life words make demands
Time hammers reality into dreams
Time shapes dreams with twisted, treacherous hands.
Time's cycle -Youth, middle, and old age shows
Eternal truths that even time can't hide:
Time can't keep its trimester from its close
Old age doesn't reflect the youth inside.
False friend time doesn't help mere mortals mock,
The daily, eternal, tick of the clock.