One Minute

I came across this poem a few months ago, and I was thinking of it again recently.

I have only just one minute
Only sixty seconds in it.
Forced upon me, can’t refuse it.
Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it.
But it’s up to me to use it.
I must suffer if I lose it.
Give account if I abuse it.
Just a tiny little minute,
but eternity is in it.

— Dr. Benjamin E. Mays

Though I couldn’t find the exact source, many websites indicate it was written by Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, who lived a pretty fascinating life. He was a long time president of Morehouse College, and was a mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Have a great day!

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