Time Speaks... by Atilola Moronfolu


Time speaks
And when it speaks,
Its voice is loud and clear, not a silent squeak
Or something the human ears cannot pick

They say time is a thief of memories
Because he takes along with him all the beautiful stories
But we forget that on judgement day, the thief always pays back what he stole
And when he pays, he does it seven fold

Time will separate the genuine from the counterfeit
Honesty from deceit
Success from failure;
The unholy from the pure
The Winners from the losers;
The truthfuls from the liars

Time will expose the liars and the deceivers
And open the backside of the underachievers
Time will show you the enemies and the frienemies
Even if they package themselves nicely like Egyptian mummies

Yes time.. Time speaks
And when it speaks,
Its voice is loud and clear, not a silent squeak
Or something the human ears cannot pick

Have you been cheated, or falsely accused
Do you feel that your rights have been abused
Don’t worry, neither should you despair
'Cause time would soon make everything clear

In the meantime, remember that … Time speaks
And when it speaks,
Its voice is loud and clear, not a silent squeak
Or something the human ears cannot pick

55 comments

  1. Truth. Truth. Truth.
    Time does something else too.
    Time, along with God heals all wounds.
    No matter how searing deep.
    No matter how hard you try to hold on to it.
    Time is a balm. Thank God for time.

    Seriously on point poem Atilola!

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    1. True sha. Even when you try to hold on to it.

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  2. Time speaks...indeed!
    Lovely piece.

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  3. Time is a scare commodity, a sought after currency. Time is freely given to all, in equal measure.

    Lovely piece you have written.

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    1. Yes, we all have equal time. But some spend it more wisely than others

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  4. Me, I love the poem oh.
    Time really speaks, if only we are patient enough to allow it. Sometimes we just get too anxious.sigh. Thanks for speaking life to me this morning...its morning over here...hehe

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    1. Yes, patience plays a lot in this issue. Many times, we even have no choice but to be patient

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  5. I am one of those that didn't read the poem/understand it, yet, I'm going to say "what a wonderful poem, I really relate with it".

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  6. Nice @ilola.I like how you coined all the things time is capable of doing into a poem.Nice work! I'm not surprised for someone who wrote "Antonyms of a mirage".

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  7. On point...time ALWAYS make everything clear; impatience is what "kills" most of us

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    1. Yes o, we should have the patience to allow time do its work

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  8. Nice one, makes sense oh. TIME TELLS IT ALL.... likes the blog background..

    I now think you are officially understood so the blog intro should change lool.. xxxx

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    1. Really? So tell me, what do you understand about me?

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    2. I cant believe I had to retype but sha will do so to let you know I know more than you think I know......

      I know you enjoy writing, I know you are passionate about speaking your mind, supporting a good cause, I know you enjoy learning and improving.


      I know you are a strong believer for a better Nigeria even though it exhausting to have faith.

      I know you are ambitious, a goal getter and you will not allow anything or anyone to stop you from achieving your goals.

      You don't shy away from responsibilities and you deal with reality as it is. You are someone that is inpsired and inspire other people.

      You are God loving, ambitious and passionate..

      You need me to say more??? I know am right.. thank u. xxx

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    3. ok... I think rephrase the know to understand. sorry. I understand this much about you....

      YOU ARE A BLOGGER ON A MISSION... summary. lol.

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    4. Kai, you sure understand a lot, I wonder how come. But there's a lot to still understand, lol.

      I am seriously considering removing it, as you suggested. Thanks

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  9. Indeed truth will out. It can't stay hidden.

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  10. Time...heals, exposes, changes, etc.... Nice poem

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  11. BTW, I like your new blog look

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  12. Love the rhyme... Time heals,time ticks, time speaks!

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  13. Ojo nbo ni Oluwa wi *grin* Lovely message

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  14. Another classic from our re-owned poet.
    Like the rhyme-sequence.
    TIME shall always tell.

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  15. Time will separate.. The Holy from the pure...
    hmm.... deep... thinking... and what will be the difference btw the two?
    Fertile mind, fantastic writing. welldone?

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    1. Lol. Thanks for pointing it out. It was actually supposed to be unholy. I have changed it.

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  16. You are right. I have seen and heard time speak CLEARLY.

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  17. ILikey! Very well put

    "Time speaks
    And when it speaks,
    Its voice is loud and clear, not a silent squeak
    Or something the human ears cannot pick"

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  18. ATL!

    Very lovely piece! It went straight to my heart!
    There's just something about poems and rain.

    It's one hell of a rainy morning in Lagos as I type. Nothing else would have set a better mood for this piece.

    Keep writing...
    And may your muse never run out of juice!

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    1. Hey JP. Lol at Poem and Rain. I never knew that o. Checking your blog out now

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  19. I loved it
    Wow felt like you were just saying something to me

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    1. Really? I guess we never know who our writeups will minister to.

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  20. Lovely poem. Indeed, time speaks o. and when you don't listen, it just drifts away so fast. Inspiring stuff as usual!

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    1. Drift away ke? When it speaks, you will hear whether you want to or not

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  21. Kai, I've been away oh...Love the new cover

    Love the poem.
    I can relate.

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  22. I agree. Time eventually separates the genuine from the counterfeit. But, to wait for time to do its work, one needs patience sha. In the meantime, 'shine your eyes.'

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  23. Time speaks....I love this poem with all my heart. Well done,poetic princess

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