Take time to show
The people around you that you care
Time is an unpredictable force
When you turn around there’s no one there.
Take time to hear
Each story from the past
Handed down through generations
They must be shared in order to last.
Take time to see
The stranger standing next to you
A friend wears many faces
Only prejudice blocks the view.
Take time to listen
To what your child has to say
The clock is ticking swiftly
Tomorrow they’ll be going their own way.
Take time to ponder
The path you have followed through the years
Your mistakes became your teacher
As your courage was born from your fears.
Take time to feel
The cool grass beneath your bare feet
Life is a precious gift
Each day is a momentous treat.
Copyright © Deborah Moe