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Poem: No Time to Hurry!

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.


"Living in the Moment" by Jason Mraz

Watching minutes
by the clock’s hand,
rushing back-n-forth
with endless lists,
dissatisfies my body’s comfort.

Walking to the beat my own drum,
not the demands of others,
taking time to “smell the roses”,
absorbing each precious moment,
letting my inner self rejuvenate.

Upsetting others with my slow pace,
accomplishing goals
with a turtle’s grace,
relaxing within my own space,
no time to hurry,
no time to waste.

No matter what
the day might bring,
I seek the hidden beauty,
not minding what others say
suits me just fine,
for it is my day.

"Enjoy Every Moment" by Elaine Silver



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 26, 2019:

Hey Jodah,

Thanks for your comment. I am glad this poem touches your way of life.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on May 25, 2019:

Hey Brenda, this sounds like me and my day :) at least most of the time. Good poem, thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 25, 2019:

Thank you Bill. I am happy you enjoyed my work.

My motto is: Make the Most out of what the Day brings you!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 25, 2019:

You are a true "smeller of roses," and I loved your poem. Carpe Diem!

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