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Time is Precious

by Peter Burn

Ye careless souls, be wise,
Of Time's swift course beware;
For, like the meteor's glare,
As soon as seen, it dies.

To life fresh power give:
Spend not your lives in ease,
Each passing moment seize,
And in the future live.

Awake from lethargy!
Behold, time swiftly flies,
Like lightning o'er the skies,
Into eternity.

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