Time is of the Essence
Time is of the essence in our contract law
You can’t ignore its steady beat
Or the buyer might withdraw
Time matters when we make a point
Words can inflame or calm
Words ill-timed doomed to disappoint
Time is the fourth dimension
Length, breadth and height the others
Yet time alone eludes our comprehension
Time of our life, our progress down the years
Because time is our life for sure
Present joys tinged with future fears?
‘Time for amendment of life’ as the Prayer Book pleads
Essence of our living captured in each moment
The score of that life the sum of all our deeds?