when we are young we fill our days with everything that comes along seductive glances lead us on pleasures delight our senses we feel great and strong
then comes a time when days are filled with children family and work with barbecues perfectly grilled the same old jokes told for a rhyme and little else
transition to our later years fills days with memories of earlier ones life’s frost has whitened our hair we may start thinking how we were when blood was fresh in our bones when we faced our future with all trust no fears
by now we know what filling our days should hold that our thinking may be clear and bold provoking to the young and make them dare think their own brilliant thoughts and be aware that we have all the time the world can give but none to spare
“There's time enough, but none to spare” are the final words in Charles W. Chesnutt’s novel “The Marrow of Tradition” (1901) about the white racist coup in Wilmington, N. C., in 1898.