Today on your birthday, I’ve a wristwatch for your present.
Fasten this on your left wrist, and watch the tense that’s present.
Fasten this on your right, and forget all that’s past.
Now you own a life-guide. Reveal how time ticks fast.
You fasten tight this present, and know no present would last.
You’ll know the race is on then, as seconds tear off and cast.
Compare your watch to Big Ben. Precision, no sizes contrast.
As clock hands move, thou hast, the youth getting old, aghast.
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August 26, 2016