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The Seconds Steal Away

It may only take one second to die
But it'll be that one that changed your life
Can you remember another time?
When just one second crossed your mind
We are what we waste
No time for this life to taste
Overcome by what we wish will be
Left behind is life, for all eternity
The past can be viewed in compact size
Each moment of now is in real time
The automatic life you led
Echo's of regret scream through your head

Imagine now on your deathbed you lay
Those unused seconds you now replay
Each one that now passes you hold dear
Too late to cry, the waste is clear
We are what we waste
No time for this life to taste
Overcome by what we wish will be
Left behind is life, for all eternity
No way to reverse and re-use
Desperation reigns as your life you loose
A life is impossible to replace
Prepare for the end of your race

The seconds steal away
And add up to a lifetime
The seconds steal away
No turning back for you.

by Colm Kerr

 
 

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