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Stop and Look

Stop and look at people rushing by
Never taking time to see the view
Always having too much work to do
Going nowhere, never asking why
Life must be a race until they die
The ticking clock becomes their Waterloo
Stop and look
It seems so sad it makes me want to cry
Don’t you ever sit and wonder who
Said this spinning world won’t wait for you?
A slower pace is easy if you try
Stop and look

Jack Horne, 24th July, for Nette’s Traffic of Life contest

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  1. Date: 8/1/2012 8:34:00 AM
    good advice. I like your lines "don't you ever sit and wonder who said this spinning world won't wait for you?"

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 6:48:00 AM
    You are right, sometimes people run so much they leave even themselves behind! Loved the read, good luck with the contest.

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 8:44:00 AM
    u wrote a giant piece of humanity in today's world Jack.. how the daily hustle and bustle overtakes and overshadows life.. best of luck luv.. hope u r having a super day.. we r at beach this weekend and today.. have not heard from Constance but she has posted 3 poems here and won 3 contests too.. great..

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 11:37:00 AM
    I think we poets are all on a slower track. Great poem and a sure winner. Congratulations on all your wins also Jack and thank you for your comments. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 11:27:00 AM
    Jack, I love how you intepret the theme for this contest.. You sure made me stop and look tonight.. All the best for Nette's contest.. My week has been busy but good thanks hey.. How are yours? ;) lfde

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 7:04:00 PM
    Aweee... Jack, i think I'll stay behind close doors... no need to keep up with the traffic.. however i will take a look from my window.. excellent poem..pd

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 6:27:00 PM
    Hey, I wrote mine today too (it's a bit like your theme but I won't post it till tomorrow) You did a good job with this theme. I am not nuts about mine. I like my maggot better. haha!!!

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 4:25:00 PM
    This is a fabulous entry into Nette's contest! I believe this write says alot of today's hustle and bustle! I like how you went straight forward into the heart of the "Traffic of Life"! What a remarkable poem my friend! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 3:34:00 PM
    food for thought, nicely penned!

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 2:34:00 PM
    Love the sentiment of this! Good luck in Nette's contest. :) Tanya

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 2:20:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this sure to be winners' circle..Good luck in the contest..Yes, some never take time to see the free things around them..Thanks for stopping by..Sara