Treasure Island

Simon Odhiambo


What Is Time?


What time is it?
Is a simple question to answer
A watch, a calendar or may be a clock
May help with the response
But what is time?

Someone said
Time is a movement
But how far does it move?
Why does it move, and for how long?
Do we follow time, or time follows us
What is time? I ask

How far is East from West?
How far do I go before South becomes North?
Is yesterday, today and tomorrow really worth the time?
What is time? I ask
Is it always with us?
It may take time to explain...

Submitted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Edited: Monday, November 12, 2012

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  • Thomas A Robinson (8/13/2013 6:51:00 AM)

    Time is the apex mental exercise machine of every poet.
    From time to time (ha ha) we add a little more knowledge to it's deffinition.
    But have a long way to go, but who's counting time. (Report) Reply

  • Anita Sehgal (10/24/2012 4:00:00 AM)

    good question... caught in the cauldron of time and space.. the complexity of life is difficult to explain.. well done (Report) Reply

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