July 4th – Slow Down

Happy July 4th everyone for all who are celebrating that! I apologize for not being able to reply to every single comment I’ve received in recent days–there’s been so many and I’m very slow catching up! Today’s poem was sort of inspired by another hike I did, but it’s not about the hike itself per se.

Slow Down

I still haven’t got the courage
To ask you why
You charge up the hills
Without ever a pause
It seems to be that we should slow
And admire the view as we pass
For it won’t be the same again
And we worked so hard to get here
But you are determined
To only admire as we charge past
With maybe a second to glance

I’ll stay in the back now
And not worry about speed or time
Because while you may get there first
I’ll have a true experience
For I know that nothing’s quite as special
Once you reach the end


May 22nd – Waiting for Time to Pass

Today, I spent most of my time sitting at a garage sale my Girl Scout troop held. There were some rushes, but it was a lot of sitting around. Don’t get me wrong–the girls and I had some great conversations, but it’s the moments of silence that kill you, especially when you’re being eaten alive by bugs. I took the time to write today’s poem about … time.

Waiting for Time to Pass

Clocks ticking

Slower and slower

Time crawling by

You’re not sure it’s passing

You start counting the seconds

Just to make sure

The silence makes it worse

Stretching out indefinetly

Blocking up the air

Movement makes it better

Reminds you you’re alive

Until the bugs start

Trying to bleed you dry

Then you’re fighting for your life

Against a million tiny foes

For every two you kill

Another bites you

And though you keep

Checking the time

It never seems to change

And you become convinced

The minute hand will

Never move again