Instant

 

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Instant messaging, Instant pics,

Instant coffee, Instant cakes,

Instant meals, Instant mails,

Instant loans, Instant sales.

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Instant marriage, Instant love,

Instant arguments, Instant divorce,

Instant life, Instant doom,

Instant success, instantly fooled!

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Life is naught now,

But a string of instant instances,

Where forsaken lies,

Our will to live, to strive,

Convoluted stands,

The meaning of time.

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Time’s value gained,

At labour’s cost,

Happy halcyon days,

Of the past are lost.

What once took days,

Now spans minutes,

The fruit of care and toil,

Reduced to mere seconds.

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Hear now, there may come,

Yet a time, friend,

When you & I must turn to dust, then,

An instant prayer, o’er our bodies said,

Then meet the maker we must,

And answer him for our haste.

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He gave us time ample,

Then why must we race?

Life’s wealth lies in simple yearnings,

Not in wasteful chase.

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©Pradita Kapahi, 2017.

Image Credits: http://www.pixabay.com

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