Lyn Paul

Bronze Star - 6,397 Points (17.03.1965)

Speed Of Life


What... are we doing?
Running, Rushing
Shouldn't we...
Be slowing Down?
Losing Life
We should be living
Except
We are not!
We are working
Hours long
Earning, spending
Yet not living
Running, rushing
Constantly.
Ageing...
Before Our time
We are not living
Too Busy!
Running, rushing
To get nowhere.
On Arrival...
You stop,
Breathe.
Think.
Think again.
Running, rushing - WHY?
We Need to live
To feel
To breathe
The Speed of Life





Copyright Reserved May 2014
LYN PAUL

Submitted: Monday, December 10, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Topic of this poem: Life


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  • Freshman - 1,182 Points Elena Sandu (2/22/2015 12:18:00 AM)

    True poem. The time seems to run so fast these days that it almost feels that I am also running out of sitting space. Everywhere I go or do there is something to do, a need to rush.. One day I hope we will all unite our hearts to a time where space invites us to lay down right away instead of running out.... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,379 Points L. E. O. Gibraltar (1/22/2015 6:46:00 AM)

    We Need to live
    To feel
    To breathe
    The Speed of Life

    Perhaps, when we breath in the speed of life then can we realise that we are hustling the ultimate gift, and not living! A lovely pice! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,182 Points Elena Sandu (1/16/2015 8:15:00 PM)

    Excellent poem! How very true! I can almost listen to the hearts beating, asking for the normal space and time. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,404 Points Douglas Scotney (11/6/2014 6:04:00 PM)

    It invented ways of going faster, so I guess the life form sees value in it.
    It might be a treadmill though. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,928 Points Ken E Hall (8/26/2014 7:45:00 AM)

    Speed of life is so so true your words are on the pulse of busy lives...but there is a light at the end of the tunnel...retirement and its great providing you don't wear yourself out and dance the years away...cheers Lyn (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,614 Points Amitava Sur (7/7/2014 6:31:00 AM)

    So true it is, mostly we are running all through to maintain diff foolish needs of our life forgetting to take the real essence of life and at the fag end when we rest by then the body is a prey to aging and thus it's an waste at last.
    Very true. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,682 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (1/8/2013 3:56:00 AM)

    that is what happens in the developed nations, but in developing nation people want the hectic life! Let us live our life peacefully! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,059 Points Tony Karas (12/30/2012 11:02:00 AM)

    So true. Such an important message. Thankfully... such headlong rushing is far behind me. Now, t last, I've slowed down and can enjoy life and my grandkids (when my beast permits it) . (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,059 Points Tony Karas (12/30/2012 11:02:00 AM)

    So true. Such an important message. Thankfully... such headlong rushing is far behind me. Now, t last, I've slowed down and can enjoy life and my grandkids (when my beast permits it) . (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,738 Points Smoky Hoss (12/22/2012 4:06:00 PM)

    So correct, so true........ why do we do what we do.......
    good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 54 Points Matthew Peel (12/21/2012 1:27:00 PM)

    I really like this poem.... Great work! Looking forward to reading more. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,104 Points Valsa George (12/14/2012 9:19:00 PM)

    The same idea I have expressed in a few of my poems! I totally agree with you. Why this mad rush? ? ? We never pause a while to enjoy life! ! I invite you to read my poems- A Fool, Slow down Your Pace and Twilight Broodings, if time permits, all expressing the same thoughts! I enjoyed your poem much! ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,438 Points Dave Walker (12/14/2012 5:37:00 AM)

    We all need to slow down and live life.
    A fantastic poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 38 Points Ruby Honeytip (12/14/2012 1:57:00 AM)

    Kind of reminds me of the frenetic busy pace of little brown ants...busy busy busy.... and never stopping to ask why! ?
    Love this one too beautiful poet lady xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 126 Points Kelvin Owusu (12/14/2012 12:55:00 AM)

    “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.”
    ? John Lennon
    a great very true poem nice work (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,133 Points Thomas A Robinson (12/13/2012 4:40:00 PM)

    Time Is by It's A Beautiful Day 1969
    Time is too slow for those who wait
    and Time is too swift for those who fear
    Time is too long for those who grieve
    and Time is too short for those that laugh
    and love is too slow for those who wait
    abd love is too swift for those who fear
    and love is too long for those who grieve
    and love is too short for those that laugh
    But for those who really love
    Bur for those who love
    Time, sweet Time, precious Time, lovely Time, all the Time
    Time Time Time Time Time Time Time Time Time
    is Eternity (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,047 Points Valerie Dohren (12/12/2012 1:56:00 PM)

    Life seems to be all one mad rush these days, we need to take more time out to think and reflect. Good write Lyn, so very true. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Heather Wilson (12/12/2012 12:24:00 PM)

    A great message in this write, many are too busy to enjoy life, time just vanishes never to be regained.
    A wonderful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,456 Points * Sunprincess * (12/12/2012 8:16:00 AM)

    this is so true we are rushing and it seems like even more
    so in the winter because the days are shorter..but you are
    right life goes by so quickly..we all need to slow down and
    enjoy life..awesome write (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lareine Sede (12/12/2012 3:02:00 AM)

    cool i like and very true we usually run over to get no where (Report) Reply

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