Rhyming Poem

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I think 'so many freckles past a hair' means a very short space/distance/time. Perhaps Erin Friedrichs could expand on this?

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Published by Family Friend Poems March 2010 with permission of the author.

The question that is asked the most; we hear it everyday,
"What time Is it?" they want to know, and then they go away.
It's time for bed, it's time for work, or time to feed the fishes,

It's time to take your medicine, or wash and dry the dishes.
Time in seconds, time in hours, so many freckles past a hair,
depending on the zone, or whether daylights savings there.
Time is measured many ways from minutes to months,
Time is what keeps everything from happening at once!

A time to live, a time to die, a time for having fun,
Clocks and calenders alike, all scheduled by the sun.
Intervals that can't be hurried, will not be denied,
a season that we know that's coming, as surely as the tide.

If there ever comes a time when time will be no more,
I wonder how we'll know to quit, or when it was before.
Do we hurry? Do we loaf? It depends upon the time...
Had we started earlier, we'd be finished with this rhyme.


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  • Dexter Harvey by Dexter Harvey
  • 6 years ago

This poem made me realize the actual meaning of TIME. The last two lines signify the importance of doing a thing beforehand when there is plenty of time. One can always be if he/she completes his work in due time. Thank you for the poem.

  • Raquel by Raquel
  • 7 years ago

Really enjoyed. However, can someone give me an insight of the meaning, 'freckles past a hair'?

  • Steve Tickle by Steve Tickle
  • 5 years ago

I think 'so many freckles past a hair' means a very short space/distance/time. Perhaps Erin Friedrichs could expand on this?

  • Robyn by Robyn
  • 7 years ago

When I was younger I always heard "hair past a freckle, and a mole catching up". I not sure why? I put it down to hair on my arm, freckle near it and a mole(dark larger freckle) "catching" it.

  • Natalie by Natalie
  • 9 years ago

This is wonderful! It fits my lesson for tomorrow just perfectly :) thank you!

  • Sahil by Sahil, Bangkok
  • 9 years ago

You made me have more of ideas man!!!!!
Now in my school I can get better marks tomorrow

THANK YOU.........

  • Rasheeka by Rasheeka, Kaithal
  • 11 years ago

The way the poem is described in the last few words of time is inspiring. This poem makes us realize of the most important thing "time" which we forgot.

  • Sonal by Sonal, Mumbai
  • 12 years ago

I like this poem. importance of time is shown............ actually I like the way you end the poem from this poem I'm getting more ideas for my exam.......thank you

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