Time Currency

I grew up in what I believe to be the most amazing city
If you haven't been here, it's such a pity
I was born in Bombay
All along, and to this day
Distance is measured rather uniquely
It's only an estimate and cannot be done precisely

While the rest of the country and the world have definite units
I think we are the wisest of them all; please hear my two bits
While the remainder of our country measures distance in kilometers
On the most expensive currency, we prefer to run our meter
Don't believe me? Ask anyone in Mumbai how far is a place
In approximate minutes, their reply they will base

Sure, it's a fast paced city, but we've got it right
Because we run on deadlines that are tight
Time is the most expensive currency in the world
And that is what I recently realized and learned
Once you begin to count your time as currency
That's when you'll yearn for more and begin to spend it wisely

But this currency is rather unique
Limited to single usage with no tweaks
At least with money, you can probably earn it back
But wasted time never stops or returns to those tracks
Although people say time is money
Time is actually more valuable than any currency

So, if you waste your time, that's part of your life your'e never getting back
You cannot purchase, earn, accrue, create, or distribute time; that's quite a drawback
Even the richest or the most intelligent person cannot buy back this commodity
Irrespective of gender, social, racial, economic status, it is distributed unto all, equally
Time bows down to no man
It's circle is elite, and no other is part of this clan

Always value the people who give you their time
It's a portion of their life, far more valuable than dimes
In that sense, nobody really is too busy
It just depends upon the number of your priority
Since time is far more valuable than money
People will only spend it on someone worth their pennies

Time is also relative; and this is absolutely true
When your'e broke or miserable, time is all you've got to do
But, even then, if you use it wisely
Things can eventually turn around nicely
As significant as it may be, you must not overvalue time
Because some things are meant to be experienced in your prime

Likewise, what is the value of money if you're left with no time?
Planning, scheming, and forecasting without a proper mealtime
Value your time; value your money
But at the end of the day, nobody wants to feel lonely
Everyone wants to spend their time with worthy company
Because love, peace, and joy are worth far more than this currency
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  1. “Currency is a medium of exchange for goods and services.”

    Hehe Dear Rue in a Culture of one i Skip the Medium

    And go Straight to Love For Currency,

    Pay Rate, and Pay Grade Now It
    Used to be So Very Different Yes,

    Yes, Oh Lord The Golden Handcuffs
    of the Promise of Federal Government

    Benefits The Struggle All About Money to
    Get to Three Last Highest Pay Grade and
    Rate Years for the Pay-Off in Highest Average
    Life Long Benefits This Way The Lifelong Race

    Is ‘Own’ As Money Builds A Future Alone it Seems
    Then Yet Oh Lord Yes in the Last 5 Years of a Quarter
    of A Century in Federal Employment Five Job Changes

    In Return For Double My Pay in those Last 5 Years Moving
    From Bowling Center Manager, to Print Manager Assisting
    A Captain Approving Print Jobs For the Biggest Area Naval Installation

    Traveling 70 Miles or So Round Trip to Commute There Then Another

    Temporary Promotion to Community Activities Director, Then Athletic Director,
    Then Recreation Programs Director, So i Had to Keep Up With 5 Jobs in 5 Years

    i Was Really Playing

    Imposter As i Really
    Wasn’t Qualified For
    Any of the Jobs i Was Paid

    To Do i Was Considered A Vital
    And Valuable Commodity For
    My Work Ethic And Developed
    Information Technology and
    Financial Management Skills

    In Areas of Responsibilities that
    Had Nothing to Do When the Jobs
    i Was Paid For Were Just Collateral
    Duties That Again i Wasn’t Really Qualified to do…

    Yet i had No Choice Through a Reduction in Force
    i Had no Choice Yet to Continue to Get Temporary Promoted

    To Keep A Job and As the Story Goes it Drove me Slowly to HeLL
    ON EartH for 66 Months From Wake to Sleep Yet Hey i got to Retire

    Early at Age 47 And Officially At age 49 When All my Annual And Sick
    Leave Ran Out in A Year and a Half of that Status Active in the End

    Big Money Rules the World Yet Love is The Currency, Pay Rate,

    And Pay Grade That is Truly Beyond All Deadlines That

    Kneel and Bow to the God of Money, The Currency

    Required to Exchange Goods For Services

    Without That Requirement Time

    Wears Wings With No
    Deadlines Just

    An Endless Spiral
    Yes Inhaling Peace
    Exhaling Love For Those
    Who Do Free Themselves
    From CLocK Life Yes With an
    Emphasis on the Lock in CLocK

    Yet It’s True the Millennial Generation
    Is Assessed As the Generation of Having
    Enough of Money as A God And Moving on

    To Greener Pastures No Longer A Slave to the God
    of Money Where Deadlines Exist to Make Enough to Survive…

    In Our Country 40 Percent of Folks Making over 100,000 Dollars
    A Year Through Upper Middle Class Still Live Paycheck to Paycheck

    As They’ve Drank The Kool-Aid of the American Dream of Live a Life of

    Buy and Spend

    To the Limit
    of Never Now

    Becoming Free
    With Wings From
    The Big Money That
    Drives Western Civilizations

    Out of Balance With Nature
    And Sadly Out of Balance With
    Human Nature in NDD, Nature Deficit
    Disorder More Than ever before Cold
    Cogs in A Machine Until Freedom With Wings

    Finally Comes…

    Without Deadlines
    And Locks in

    Ruling the
    Eternal Now
    From Coming For Real Now…
    Theme Song for this is “Big
    Money” By ‘Rush’ And Nope, No
    Big Money God For me Anymore TG…

    Yet of Course So Many Folks Live Hand to
    Mouth Around the World Where Starvation is the Price

    Oh Lord The First World Problems Where Ironically Suicides
    Are the Highest With Most Mental Illness As Even The Starving

    Still Smile…

    And Share
    A Currency
    Pay Rate
    And Pay Grade
    to the Last Breath Of Love
    Indeed Reality is Very Relative This way…
    ‘Big Money’, Big Money, Big Money Go Away And Don’t Come Back…:)


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