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Iguana Tree

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Iguana Tree

I walked beneath the Iguana tree
Along a cobbled road
Taking in the surroundings
In this land of Mexico

Here life has a rhythm 
No one seems in a rush
Yet they get where they're going
While I continue on my walk

I try to match their pace
Yet I feel I'm out of step
I worry about tomorrow 
All the worries in my head

They seem to move so slowly
Yet they are quick with a smile
This is the land of mañana 
Still they work each day to get by

I think they have so little
There is a flaw in how I see
For them family is the answer
Or praying on bended knee

Simple pleasures and laughter
Living day by day
Instead of rushing through our lives
We should learn from the Mexican way

I learn a small yet large lesson
By stopping long enough to see
A different way of living
In sleepy Bucarrias by the Sea

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  1. Date: 3/8/2013 11:01:00 AM
    Sleepy towns and sleepy lives and sleepy walks and sleepy feelings: all treasures that we long left behind, as it seems. In Madagascar, we call this the "moramora" way of life: No Rush! As always, sometimes useful, sometimes dangerous... Have a nice time in Mexico, dear poet friend! Hugs, Hanitra

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 7:11:00 AM
    Good topic chosen about which to write today..Enjoyed reading this one..Sara

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 6:36:00 AM
    Great lesson! Glad your trip gave you something more than visual beauty! Lovely write! I'm from an event oriented society as well...Time oriented cultures do miss out on a lot in life! :)

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    Date: 3/7/2013 6:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good morning Eileen thanks for saying hi and reading my poems this morning. I will be back later to read some of yours. Have a great day.