It has been a long while since I featured anything by Robert W. Service in this space. Mr. Service, who wrote several novels and over a thousand poems during his lifetime, is one of my favorite poets. His words are simple and his verses are always clever and easy on the ears. This particular piece, "It's Later Than You Think," is a somber little warning about how quickly time passes, and it is to a certain extent a writer's lament. For those of us who haven't finished all that we set out in life to accomplish, it is time to focus on getting it done - because it's later than you think!
It's Later Than You Think
by Robert W. Service