“Choose another abstract idea, like love, anger, desire or greed. Write a poem based on two line stanzas that explores this idea, like Binyon’s poem explored the idea of hunger”
I was at the beginning of everything,
And I will persist till the end.
To some, seconds take hours;
To others, hours take seconds.
I am an ever-fleeting resource
And more valued than hoards of gold.
But I am also cursed by those who wait.
Cursed, and loathed.
I may bring life to the world,
But I bring an end to all things.
The sands of time consume everything.