From the words of the poem speaker, time and the knowledge of time seemed a burden to the boy. The only time he could acquire freedom from the bondage of timing was by lacking the skill to read the clock and having no one around to disturb him with timing.
- In line 19 “He waited beyond onceupona” referred to the boy’s stay beyond the stipulated time.
- In line 20 “Out of reach of all the timefors” referred to the boy’s lonely state where no one disturbed him with “it’s time for this or it’s time for that”.
Enunwa Chukwudinma S.