Leap Year



They say that time is relative

And for us its passing is sure

So, exactly what would you give

To have just a little bit more


What if you could be gifted some

A few hours, or even a day

What would you have that time become

Before it too passes away


Would the day be spent with loved ones

Perhaps given to another

Or simply used to get things done

Blended into all the others


And would this gift we can’t create

Even be noticed for its worth

Or would we just facilitate

One more rotation of the Earth


If we all gave this extra day

In service to humanity

To make some evil go away

Redefine relativity


I hope the words that you find here

Will cause you to give greater things

For amazing gift of Leap Year

And the extra day that it brings




5 Responses to “Leap Year”
  1. petespringerauthor says:

    Time is an interesting concept, but it seems to have become a more precious commodity as the years passed. When I was a kid, I longed to be older because with age came extra privileges, but as I aged, I began to wish that time would slow down. Intuitively, I know that time is not going faster, but it does seem to be moving quicker.

    I don’t know if this happens to others, but I rarely think about my age. I’ll even admit that there have been moments when I’ve had to do a math problem to remember how old I am when filling out some form. About the only significant change I’ve made is to not put off things that I used to think about saving for a rainy day. If we wait too long, that time may never come.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I am the same way with remembering my age Pete. I have to do the math before I answer. Neither how I look, how I feel, or my actual age are the same number. Thanks for reading Pete!

  2. Jim Borden says:

    I don’t know if I can handle all that pressure for February 29. Good thing it only comes around once every four years!

  3. kristianw84 says:

    I love this perspective. Time is a fleeting gift. A nice reminder to make the most of it!! 🙏

  4. jupitergrant says:

    Such a lovely premise

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