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Below is the poem entitled WHEN THERE IS TIME which was written by poet Daniel Cwiak. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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When there is time...look at the trees.
                           ...listen for the gentle rustling of the leaves.
                           ...notice the green.
                           ...think of the small seed they had once been.

When there is time...look at the birds on the wing.
                  them as they come north in the Spring.
                           ...catch their fluttering as they awake to the dawn.
                           ...quietly listen to their joyful song.

When there is for the sun's arisen'.
                  mindful of its glow as it greets the horizon.
                           ...rise to see this glorious sight.
                           ...awaken early to the new day's light.

When there is time...have a drink of water, oh so cool.
                           ...think of how far it had to travel to you from its pool.
                           ...savor its life giving taste.
                           ...drink slowly, making no haste.

When there is time...feel the love that has been given to you.
                           ...tell your family that you love them, too.

Is there enough recognize all of God's handiwork given to us?
Ever the time is now thank Him for all life, so beautiful and precious.

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  1. Date: 12/29/2010 7:31:00 AM
    Just stopping by today to thank you for all your comments. I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today Dan. Happy New Year to you and yours. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/4/2010 2:41:00 PM
    As I was reading this poem, I remembered a sonnet of Wordsworth..The world is too much with us, We have no time to stand and stare. Excellent write, Daniel