Time

One of my favorite verses of all-time…

Yes, I am the inescapable, the irresistible,
The unnegotiable, the unchallenged [who dat?]

I am time

I scroll in measurements, control the elements,
I hold the evidence, I tell the story [say what?]

I am time

I know no prejudice, I bare no sentiments
For wealth or settlement, I move forward [who you?]

I am time

You can’t recover me, conceal or smuggle me,
Retreat or run from me, crawl up or under me,
You can’t do much for me besides serve
Me well and have good dividends returned to you
Or attempt to kill me off and have me murder you

Many have wasted me but now they are facing me,
Treated me unfaithfully and now endure me painfully
Plaintively, I wait to see what history will shape to be,
Who’s hearts will never die inside the sake of me
Angel’s scribe the page for me,
Keep a full account of all the names for me

Mos Def [Excerpt from the song Hurricane by the Roots]

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