The poem is about difficult choices we face. It becomes even more difficult when we are choosing between love and something else, i.e., time. The poem reminisce about wanting to, but not having, both love and time.
Time and love and I
We took a walk last night
We talked of things I wished I knew
And love said “time will show you soon.”
All that could be I wanted to see
And time said “love will set you free.”
I wanted to have both love and time
But time just never crossed my mind.
So then time came to make a choice
Can I have both? I heard my voice.
Time is precious, love’s so rare
How to choose, how to compare?
If time and love were both all mine
A better pair I’d never find.