Consider a second, an age for a fly.
Consider a minute and then ponder why
A quarter has passed and then to a half,
Three quarters already and you start to laugh
At the speed of your life as it rushes passed.
Consider a morning, that's nearly a day!
Consider the evening, tomorrow on its way.
Blink and you'll miss it, in your diary you'll seek,
The rest of your life, so savour the treats
Because when days number seven, that's another week!
Consider the week and what you have done.
Consider the month and where you have gone
To advance your mind and strive for success.
Satisfy your soul and feel you're the best
At the thing you excel at, put yourself to the test!
Consider a season and feel change in the air.
Consider the year and hope it brought you where
You wanted to be, have your goals been fulfilled?
Waste not a second more, be satisfied, be thrilled
At your life thus far, at the top you've been billed!
Consider a decade but don't dare look back.
Consider generations and the nostalgic trap
That embraces you sweetly yet demands you regret
The parts of your past that you feel hasn't met
The expectations of others, perhaps soon, but not yet.
Consider your life, did you live to the full?
Consider your death, be it painless and dull?
Succeed for yourself, love yourself and be loved,
Vanity free without need for kid gloves.
Go flesh out your bones and be lifted above.