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Know greatest treasures things money can’t buy,
fungible lacking is the gift of time.
Time spent with loved ones in laughter and mirth,
bridge generations gift of greatest worth.

One foot in the grave’s how I’ve grown to feel,
what others long for holds little appeal.
Secure finances I’ve earned over time,
no substitute for life back in my prime.

Hand in hand working, advancing a cause,
invigorating, but now I must pause
during my labor, as I’m short of breath;
with advancing years I’m failing life’s tests.

They say Golden Years are filled with great charm
but all these red flags fill me with alarm.
Blood pressure’s rising along with my weight,
Lord, I’m too damn young pass through Pearly Gates.

Plenty of zeros in my bank account,
I’d trade them gladly vitality lost:
Turn in my money to make me new man,
but all I can play are cards in my hand.

Twenty-four hours in every day,
sidereal time in life holds no sway.
Wish I could gather each four-minute time
string them together like pearls on a line.

It’s a deep dark grave I dig with teaspoon
dug for a lifetime but end it does loom
It’s not the nearness that’s giving offense,
just vitality that’s become past-tense.

Know greatest treasures things money can’t buy,
fungible lacking is the gift of time.
Time spent with loved ones in laughter and mirth,
bridge generations gift of greatest worth.