Another Time

Don’t bother dear, I’ll heed to you another time
Just run and play some other day

Don’t bother dear, I’ll heed to you another time
Just run and play some other day
I’ll read and laugh and teach you how to pray
too much to-day

“Too much!” –Each day with laden care
Filling the moments everywhere
Of childhood secrets, childhood fears
Little longings, little tears

Thus

Years of work and years of gain
Fulfillment, climbing–with the strain
Oh hush the noise! And hush the call
Too busy dear to hear at all!

The childish laugh and lisping word
The halting sob–no more is heard
The years have flown–I’ll never find
That PRECIOUS, PRICELESS OTHER TIME!

~ Jenny Daniel