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This post was edited by KIyer at 2014-7-28 12:36

Slow Down, Oh! Life!

(Inspired by an Indian poem that I could not quite translate well into English)


Hey! Life! Please!!
Can you slow down a beat?
I've still so many chores
To do and complete.


I've friends to greet and
New friends to meet.
New meals to cook
for my kids to eat.


Oh relentless Time!
Flow a little slow,
I have only begun to see
My children grow.


Hey! Life! Dear Friend,
Slow down a little.
I've still gotta learn,
To carve and whittle.


I've songs to sing,
New ones to learn.
Another thing!
A few bob to earn.


I've stories to write
And even a rhyme.
I've places to visit
Just one more time.


You've marched along,
steadily every day,
You've given me time
To work and play.


You've given me memories
Over many years.
Of great laughter,
Smiles and tears.


There's really no end
To what all I want.
And I realise too,
To get all, I can't.


I know you will decide,
When I have had my share
Of heartbeats
With no more to spare.


All I ask,
Of you, my man!
Just step a little slower
If you can!

My friend the Black Swan

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What a good job you've done!

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858884515 Post time: 2014-7-29 01:51
What a good job you've done!

thanks!
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Post time 2014-7-29 08:39:17 |Display all floors
if you have something unfinished, just do now~~

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Thanks for shaving.I like this poem.

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Post time 2014-8-1 00:05:12 From mobile |Display all floors
what a good job you have done , thank you too much for sharing the poem, it is meaningful

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MVLN Post time: 2014-8-1 02:05
what a good job you have done , thank you too much for sharing the poem, it is meaningful

thank you! I appreciate your note. Glad you found it meaningful. It makes the day of any writer to hear this.
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