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Rushing

Busy busy busy
Hurry up let's go
Move move move
We don't have all day you 
know!

These words,
Said everyday by everyone.

It doesn't matter how its said
It doesn't matter why it's said 
It doesn't matter where it's 
said.

Everyone is guilty of saying it.

And for what.
Just to get what they want.

Standing behind the counter of 
a ticket line
Hearing the news your mother 
just died
Holding back emotions 
To finish what's left of your 
shift.

A person walks up
Gives no hello
Fast fast fast they want their 
stuff
Hurry up let's go they'll shout
And when they get what they 
want
They'll turn around with an 
insult and walk away.

Never to know the person who 
helped them is really in grave 
pain.

Your walking slowly into a 
building
Through security lines.

Man walks up behind
Seems perfectly fine.
Moments pass
You're still walking up

The once levelheaded man
Raises his voice shouting
WE DON'T HAVE ALL DAY!

Stopping in your tracks you 
turn to the man
Signal for him to pass
He'll shove past you
Giving you the bird,
Not noticing your prosthetic 
legs
Showing past your pants.

Always in a hurry
A need for everything that is 
wanted
Hurling insults 
Hurting others

Everything something gets in 
their way.

Busy busy busy
Move move move

Never noticing it's not always 
about you.

They could be in grief, healing 
from wounds, fighting with 
loved ones or being abused.

One simple word can change a 
day
Try spreading some love once 
in awhile
Instead of spreading hate.

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  1. Date: 8/29/2013 8:17:00 AM
    I fully & deeply agree here! Everybody is rush rush rush and for what?! Your life is not that important where you need to SLOW DOWN and simply greet somebody with a simple "Hi". Sometimes, that's all a person needs to make it through their day. That one simple word can change/improve everything. Thank you for this!!