Life's Pace

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    Life's Pace

    Life’s pace

     

    I find it hard to see the good in life

                When it whizzes by

    When nothing…no, my life…is lived

                At nothing less than breakneck speed.

    Every second consumed with performing tasks

                That others dictate at their whim

     

    Life was not always this way

                There was time to appreciate

    To be appreciated

                Time to express gratitude

    To be at peace.

     

    I served as an overseer for a time.

                It was the best of times…

    I served both clients and, but more…

                I served those I employed.

    For, who are we to serve, but the least of us?

     

    In my hour of discontent, I will speak what ails me

    And only in that hour will I be able to pray out to my God..

    Why have you forsaken me?

     

    Lord, you have heard my prayer.

    I pray you now release me from the shackles that I do not deserve

    And give me the wisdom of new life.

     

    814214812pJeanMarie

     

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    jeanpnkldyg commented on Life's Pace

    08-14-2014

    Load more comments.Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.” Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet. I just thought it fitting that would appear just as I posted this. [jmg]

    To have great poets there must be great audiences too.

    Walt Whitman, American Poet (1819-1892)

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