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Poem: Stop and Smell The Roses

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

Summary of Poem

Stop and smell the roses is about how life can be magical if we dare to dream but we need to take time out. To leave one's worries behind and breathe in life's beauty for a few minutes each day. Embrace those little comforts that make you smile before they slip away.

"Stop and Smell the roses" by Mac Davis


"Stop and Smell The Roses"

The imagination of past generations
gives us Cinderella and Prince Charming,
showing us how magical life can be
if we dare to dream,
but it leaves out
life’s most important aspect,
to stop and smell the roses.

Leaving one’s chaotic life behind him
for a few moments each day,
slowing down, to deeply breathe in life’s beauty,
like the tiny details
of how someone's laughter
can lighten up his day,
or how a simple hug
can leave him with an intense, magic feeling,
putting a smile on his face.

One discovers life’s greatest rewards
when he takes time to relax
embracing each precious moment,
appreciating the sails of time,
before they drift away
in the restless winds of tomorrow.


As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.

— Ben Hogan

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