Let’s take an in-depth look behind the recent poetic masterpiece and really see what we can glean from its wisdom. If you missed “Time” the first go-round, read it now.

This was obviously written when the author was bored and time seemed to have stood still. Who of us cannot relate to that feeling?! You want whatever you’re enduring to just be OVER! But it seems eternal.

It’s such irony, because when you want time to stand still it just flies by! Lines 3 and 4 allude to this by referring to sleep and the difficulty found in getting up in the morning. Why can’t time stand still at night, and in the morning before you have to get up? But no, no sooner do you fall asleep and that stupid alarm clock is rattling around insisting that it is time to get up. Time evidently thinks it has to make up for standing still earlier by flying through the night!

Or who of us has not been having the time of our lives and then realized what time it was? There seems to be a proportional equation at work determining the speed of time by the amount a person is enjoying himself.

The second stanza in this insightful work recognizes the seeming conspiracy Time has against us. Whenever we want it to move fast it slows down, and vice versa.

As we can see from the resignation expressed in stanza 3, there’s no use fighting this principle. No matter how much we react or fight against the injustices of Time, it’s going to do whatever it wants. It’s going to go as fast as it wants when it wants, and as slow as it can get away with at just the times you want it to speed by.

Truly a mature and wise conclusion. When something comes against us that we cannot really combat in any way, it’s best to wisely accept and deal with it. There we can find peace.