From The Heart

Oh, please hurry just a little bit faster-

I have been waiting for so long.

I want to be able to reach the stove,

So that I can see what’s going on.

Its hard to wait and watch others ride.

While I’m still too little to go.

Oh, hurry time before it’s too late

And I miss this, before I grow,

Tall enough and old enough

To do all the things that I want to do.

Please slow down, just a little bit.

Because I cant even catch my breath.

This merry-go-round is spinning to fast

And will soon become my Death.

Just cut the pace and give me some slack-

This is not a race you know.

Slow down and stay with me a bit longer each day.

So I can smell the lavender lilacs

And feel the ocean’s spray

That I encounter along life’s way.

I know I wanted you to be quick

As my young legs needed to run-

To places that I’d never seen

and was sure that they’d all be fun.

But now I need you just to slow down.

And linger a while longer.

I need to hear the morning birds chirp

And see the setting sun.

Each day before forever this is gone.

And I continue on life’s path

to another place and time avoiding gods wrath.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Realizing that time slips by so quickly.

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Tammy Steele's picture

Good one Jeanne! I enjoy reading your poems!