Spare Some Time

Time was precious and neither one forgot.  The clock is always ticking and eventually the alarm will sound, every day is uncertain, and it may end up being your last.  As Joni Mitchel said, “You don’t know what you got, till it’s gone.”  Jim Croce wanted to save time in a bottle and the Rolling Stones felt like time was on their side, but once time is lost, it can never be recovered.  Time only gives you one chance, so every moment counts, and time and tide wait for no man.  Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes had the time of their life while Cyndi Lauper sang time after time.  The Zombies declared that this was the time of the season and the Chambers Brothers said that the time has come today.  Chicago pondered if anyone really knew what time it is and Styx seemed to have too much time on their hands.  Bob Dylan thought the times they are a-changin’ and since the summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street.

The white rabbit told Alice, “I’m late, I’m late!  For a very important date!  No time to say ‘hello, goodbye’, I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!”  Alice told Tweedledee and Tweedledum that she was late and had to run, because she was following a white rabbit.  She let them know that it was nice to meet them and then she said goodbye, because she was curious to find out where the white rabbit was going.  Tweedledum says, “Ohhhh, she’s curious!  Tsk! tsk! tsk! ts!”  Tweedledee says, “The oysters were curious too, weren’t they?”  Tweedledum says, “Aye, and you remember what happened to them.”  Tweedledee and Tweedledum both say, “Poor things!”  Alice replies, “Why?  What did happen to the oysters?”  Tweedledee says, “Oh, you wouldn’t be interested.”  Alice says, “But I am!”  Tweedledum says, “Oh, no.  You’re in much too much of a hurry!”  Alice relents and says, “ Well, perhaps I could spare a little time,”  Alice stuck around to hear the story about the walrus and the carpenter, where the walrus thought it was time to talk of other things.

Written for Michelle of Putting My Feet in the Dirt April Weekly Story Starters challenge Week 2 (April 8-14).

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