Time for Change

Us

We ask it for a cause we don't always understand

mostly replied by a shaking head or a troubled sigh

“Maybe later, the economy is tough, times are rough, I already give enough.”

Some reply with a tentative “how much?”

As though if you ask for more they'll walk away

 

We pry it from clenched fists

envying others contented bliss

Fully knowing we should be thankful for what we have

and yet

we feel as though we need more:                       

 

There are those blessed few who give

no matter what you do

Who seem to have a wealth

far beyond what can be stolen, rich beyond measure

Who by giving are a blessing

There are those few who maybe don't feel as though they have enough

and yet

give wholeheartedly all that they can

 Who commit and say, “ I don't know how”

but

“This will all work out some way”

 

We feel guilty as though we are prying

with all of the asking and trying and asking and trying

But even so we hope to say

It all paid off someday

 

Sound like a local fund raiser? It isn't

We are asking for your time

 

“Time is money” the businessmen say

except

Life isn't all about money

“Live your life, love your life, live for life”

except

What happens when life is over?

 

We all have the same amount each day

24 hours

3,600 minutes

216,000 seconds

We seem rich if you look at it that way.

 

'8 hours to work, 8 hours for sleep, and 8 hours for the brethren'

five days a seven day week.

Saturday, who knows?

Sunday, for some church

52 weeks of the year

 

18 years has legal recognition,

21 ends prohibition

24 the end of college

(Between 21-27 is usually marriage)

40 has this pretense of of crisis,

It's over half of projected life

72 for men; 75 for women

 

Seconds tick,

Hours fly,

You look back and the day has gone by

Day in, Day out

Every two-week paycheck.

Yet somehow so many have already grown up

And started lives of their own.

 

We invest in everything

A little here, a little there,

a whole lot of nothing

Few of us have committed out everything

and yet

It all doesn't seem to make a difference.

 

Want some change?

So do I

But be I so bold to ask

a whole penny of your time?

                                

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