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Take Time

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.

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  1. Date: 8/3/2009 10:54:00 AM

    Words of wisdom in this poem, this write should be introduced into higher education as a foundation for respect, common sense, pride, self value. If 12 - 18 year old's read this, just maybe The Streets would be a tad more welcome to walk at all hours. This awesome write is heading to my favs>>James

  1. Date: 2/21/2009 4:16:00 PM

    This is full of wisdom, Deborah! Very well done! And...congrats on being featured this week! Donna G.

  1. Date: 2/21/2009 6:13:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/18/2009 5:27:00 AM

    I knew this would be an amazingly beautiful write. Had to stop by to congratulate you on your featured write. All the best. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 1:12:00 PM

    I think this is a great spoken word poem. I can hear someone reciting this. Great message.

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 11:43:00 AM

    Congratulations Deborah on "Take Time" being featured. Great for a re-read and even greater advice to follow. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 3:14:00 PM

    Wonderful write here Deborah ... full of lots of truths which are often hard to remember in the fast food, fast cars, fast this and fast that world we live in. Beautifully done and a very well-deserved selection to be a feature this week at the Soup! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 1:08:00 PM

    Nice message in this poem. Congratulations on having it featured. Keep on writing. I wish you continued success. Karen

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 5:37:00 AM

    Deborah this poem is really exceptional - The second to the last stanza was my personal favorite - I reckon it's cause I wear them there shoes - Congrats on being featured - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 4:05:00 AM

    The small/big moments in our lives should be held close to our hearts..this is done well..congrats on being on the front page this week. Much love, Chris.

  1. Date: 2/4/2009 11:45:00 AM

    We need to enjoy every moment. good advice in this one. Vince

  1. Date: 10/4/2008 12:34:00 PM

    I love the message this poem conveys! Like Michael...I wish more people had taken the time to read it! :) ~ Blessings...Carrie

  1. Date: 9/16/2008 8:16:00 PM

    It is no less than a shame that this inspiring poem ran through the Conveyor belt and not one person had the pleasure of reading it until now - I feel truly blessed - Sorry to disappoint the kids but no I'm not him - I thank you for your comments - God Bless you and your children