207. I wasted time

Foolishly I wasted time.
Time now wastes me cheerfully.

Unconditionally I wasted time.
Time now wastes me sovereignly.

I wasted time
  Because
Time was heavily
Hanging on me,
  My impotent shoulders.

Time wastes me
  Because
Time knows that I am
An unimportant member,
A beggar in the universal family of beggars.

From: Sri Chinmoy, The Dance of Life, part 5 - , Agni Press, 1973
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