What’s the time?

Gone is the time when people had the time

To stop and pause, indulge in idle banter.

Now the time is such that If you bump into

Someone, before long they scatter ruing,

Citing – Oh Lord, time got away from me!

And then madly they scramble.


People scuttle about now, scurrying like mice;

Racing to get ahead of their schedule.

Time is no longer kind, as it once was

No longer does it give respite or a pause.

It extracts from us a price that is dear,

We live in wasted time’s perpetual fear.


We now live in a time that forever is rushing

Its transient nature controls us.

It’s unnerving but time holds us captive.

So, now days to the people we meet,

We ask not how they do or how they have been.

We ask instead, “Hey mate! What’s the time?”

Image – Brad Neathery via unsplash


About Sonal Singh

I believe that life is a repertoire of anecdotes. The various situations that we encounter, the many incidents of every day, the people we meet, our conversations with them; all make life a melange of tales. And, that is what I attempt to capture through my writing. My cooking is no different! It reflects my love for travel and my love for innovation. The kitchen is my happy place. So, even though by vocation I am a recruiter (www.rianplacements.com), by passion I am a writer, home chef and a hodophile.

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