It is my worst enemy, my best friend,
It taught me how, with heart to contend,
It showed me, the joys of life,
It helped me struggle, past my every strife.
It gave me failure, gave me tears,
It gave me success, threw away fears,
It taught me, what to say and when,
It showed me, how to fight till the end.
It gave me hearts, to love always,
It gave me hope, during troubled days,
It gave me riches, fortune and fame,
It taught me to share, the very same.
It gave me grit, to come out of my shell,
It made me get up, whenever I fell,
It gave me life, when I was about to die,
It showed me dreams, helped me soar in the sky.
It brought me down, when I was proud,
Yet showed the silver lining, on the cloud,
It gave me memories, to treasure very dear,
It gave me courage, made my goals near.
Every passing moment, I wish I could see,
Every grain of sand falling, reminds me,
That every minute I lose, I cannot regain,
Time, a mystery, I try to solve in vain.
*hourglass by ladypuck(deviantart)