Poetry Corner

The Tyrant Time

Shahnoor Wahid


Time is the garbage can

where our today

is dumped tomorrow

never to-be retrieved

for the wealth

of the world.

Time is the vacuum cleaner,

sucking up our

precious particles of

pain and pleasure

into its infinite void

ever so diligently.

Time is the toll collector,

stamping the seal of decay

on every cell, every neuron-

at the end of each day,

until we wither away

one cold morning.

Time is the tyrant

time is the tyrant

time is the tyrant.