Down by the beach, just lazing away,
Watching the day roll by, in its own way,
Pleasing it felt, that summer day,
To just sit back, come what ever may!
I watched her come by, with a smile on my face,
Greeted her over, with the warmest embrace,
Asked her to sit, and talk face-to-face,
She said that she would, but she still had to race!
She said She was Time, and smiled down at me,
Took in my awe, and shocked memory,
Said she was here, but not ever free,
“Ask your question, ask it dearie!”
“How have I been?” just came to my mind,
“Better than most” she deigned to respond,
“Why am I here?” I wanted to ask,
“That is for you, to take up Your Task”
“Please tell me more”, I had to beseech!
But long had she gone, there were others to reach,
My question remains, unanswered at best,
Awaiting a chance, for the ultimate test