Relentless and pitiless and unforgiving
Always taking from the living
Second by second, day by day
All of our lives slipping away.
Finite is our time here on Earth
How many know Time’s truth worth?
Only when the clock has nearly unwound
Do so many finally come around
To accepting that mortality is our Fate
By then, of course, it’s far too late.
Time should be cherished, appreciated
Each moment of every day celebrated
A moment passed cannot be regained
Only as a memory can it be retained
There are no second chances, no negotiations
Time does not work to rules and regulations
Once you have used your personal allocation
It’s time to make room for the next generation
When Father Time comes a’knocking
It should not be at all shocking
For we know from the very day of birth
That our time is limited here on Earth
So when you are drawing your last breath --
Face-to-face with your impending death --
Slip into eternity with courage and grace
Be glad to relinquish your earthly space
To a new soul who will write their own history
And leave their mark on posterity.
The Cycle of Life continues uninterrupted
Constantly reborn, renewed and uncorrupted
Time marches on with supreme impunity
Which is how it always was and will always be.