Sonnet Xvi

But wherefore do not you a mightier way
Make war upon this bloody tyrant, Time?
And fortify yourself in your decay
With means more blessed than my barren rhyme?
Now stand you on the top of happy hours,
And many maiden gardens yet unset
With virtuous wish would bear your living flowers,
Much liker than your painted counterfeit:
So should the lines of life that life repair,
Which this, Time's pencil, or my pupil pen,
Neither in inward worth nor outward fair,
Can make you live yourself in eyes of men.
To give away yourself keeps yourself still,
And you must live, drawn by your own sweet skill.

by William Shakespeare

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Awesome I like this poem, check mine out 
To give your all to life says Will Within you keeps yourself, more ever still So battle not the wrinkles, but live life Make war with time, that tyrant For, in doing shall thy life be then fulfilled Great message Will!