Irfanulla Shariff


It Is Time To Slow Down - Poem by Irfanulla Shariff

It is time
To slow down
Stay mindful
Watch the birds
In the meadows
Admire the flowers
In the garden
Chat with friends
In the neighborhood
Have a cup
Of hot tea
Read an amazing book
Play some relaxing music
Sing your favorite song
Go for a walk
With your loved one
Say how much you treasure
Her or him
In your life

Cherish this present moment
There is more to life
Than making it go faster

Topic(s) of this poem: inspirational, joy, love, peace, relaxing

Form: Free Verse


Comments about It Is Time To Slow Down by Irfanulla Shariff

  • Bharati Nayak (12/12/2019 11:38:00 PM)

    Read an amazing book
    Play some relaxing music
    Sing your favorite song
    Go for a walk
    With your loved one
    Say how much you treasure
    Her or him
    In your life

    Cherish this present moment
    There is more to life
    Than making it go faster
    - - A wonderfully inspiring poem.Congratulations for Poem of the Day!
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    (12/31/2019 4:07:00 PM)

    Thank you so much Bharati, I really appreciate your kind words.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (12/12/2019 10:50:00 PM)

    A beautifully written poem that conveys
    a wonderful advice to enjoy fully what life
    has to offer.
    Congratulations for a well deserved accolade.
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    (12/31/2019 4:02:00 PM)

    Thank you so much Rose, for stopping by my poetry page and your uplifting comments. 

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  • Loppo Louie (12/12/2019 12:41:00 PM)

    Tranquility, taking a
    rest in the modern rat race......
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    (12/31/2019 4:16:00 PM)

    Loppo, Thank you for reading my poem and your great comments.

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/12/2019 10:58:00 AM)

    Relaxing! !
    Taking a rest;
    And to stay mindfully.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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    (12/31/2019 4:11:00 PM)

    Edward, Thank you very much for your visit and appreciating my poem.

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  • Poet Poet (12/12/2019 10:11:00 AM)

    Go for a walk
    With your loved one....THIS IS THE RIGHT CHOICE READ MY POEM
    MOMS SMILES
    THEN DISCUSS WITH HER
    and let all know how
    MOMS SMILE
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    (12/31/2019 4:25:00 PM)

    Poet Poet, Thank you for reading my poem and your inspiring comments.

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  • Savita Tyagi (12/12/2019 7:53:00 AM)

    Wonderful! A beautiful reminder for life’s changing times. I am trying to follow it everyday of my life. This too requires continuous practice and effort - Sadhna. Congratulations for a deserved member poem place. (Report)Reply

    (12/31/2019 3:50:00 PM)

    Savita, So glad that you enjoyed reading my poem and thanks for your enriching comments.

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  • (12/12/2019 4:48:00 AM)

    this poem reminds me to do that, but i have time on my hands Bravo! (Report)Reply

    (12/31/2019 3:46:00 PM)

    Leean, Thank you so much for your admiring comments.

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (12/12/2019 4:06:00 AM)

    birds, meadow, flower garden, singing songs, friends........... with all these this poem crafted a beautiful environment/// beautiful poem penned and yeah, congrats for becoming POD (Report)Reply

    (12/31/2019 3:53:00 PM)

    Mahtab, Thanks for stopping by my poetry page and your wonderful comments.

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  • Drtony Brahmin (12/12/2019 2:57:00 AM)

    Stay mindful
    Watch the birds
    In the meadows
    Admire the flowers
    In the garden
    Chat with friends
    In the neighborhood
    Have a cup
    Of hot tea wonderful poem. Congrats for becoming POD
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    (12/31/2019 3:37:00 PM)

    Dr. Antony, Thank you very much for your visit and your kind words.

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (12/12/2019 2:50:00 AM)

    CONGRATULATIONS being chosen as the Member Poem Of The Day. Hurray!
    My felicitations for you and your beloved family, Irfamulla.
    A big surprise for me that this fascinating advice-poem was submitted and edited on my Birthday (22nd of Nov) and now has won this honourable and valuable prize. A greatest Blessing for me. Thank you so much for sharing
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    (12/31/2019 3:31:00 PM)

    Sylvia, I am glad that you have enjoyed reading my poem on your birthday. Thank you very much for your lovely comments.

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (12/12/2019 2:39:00 AM)

    WOW! Magnificent advice to SLOW DOWN, Haha, I must constantly say to myself: Sylvie hurry up, otherwise
    you will come too late to your students (I give lectures) . BUT this an absolute finest and valuable poem to read and reread.I cite your last three lines here: Cherish this present moment, There is more to life, Than making it go faster. Life in the USA is very hectic compared with Europe. Truly an excellent advice, Irfanulla. A 10 Full Score
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  • (12/12/2019 1:17:00 AM)

    Irfanulla, thanks for sharing this poem. (Report)Reply

    (12/31/2019 3:27:00 PM)

    Sy, Thank you so much for admiring my poem.

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (12/12/2019 12:38:00 AM)

    I am truly inspired by this lovely poem....10+++ (Report)Reply

    (12/31/2019 3:20:00 PM)

    Bernard, It is great to hear from you and your awesome comments.

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  • Kim Barney (12/12/2019 12:26:00 AM)

    Congrats on poem of the day!
    You are correct; we all need to slow down and really enjoy life more!
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    (12/31/2019 3:18:00 PM)

    Kim, Thank you so much for your visit and great comments.

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  • Valsa George (11/27/2019 6:39:00 AM)

    In this hectic life, there is a need to slow down sometimes and relax! There are a number of simple activities that can reduce our stress and leave us relaxed. Very inspirational! (Report)Reply

    (11/27/2019 3:09:00 PM)

    Thank you so much Valsa, I really appreciate your kind words.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (11/24/2019 5:48:00 AM)

    A wonderful and meaningful advice
    in life.
    It is only when we take our own sweet time
    when we could truly savor the wonders of
    existence.
    To enjoy the friendship of others and the
    beauty of nature are priceless.
    Liked the ultimate stanza.
    Beautifully written.
    Thank you for sharing this very inspiring poem,
    Irfanulla.10++
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    (11/27/2019 2:56:00 PM)

    Rose, It is great to hear from you. Thank you so much for your visit and your awesome comments.

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  • Kingsley Egbukole (11/22/2019 10:02:00 PM)

    Really we need to reduce stress by slowing down and doing little things that can relax our mind. Beautiful poem...10. (Report)Reply

    (11/27/2019 3:01:00 PM)

    Kingsley, Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind words.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 22, 2019

Poem Edited: Friday, November 22, 2019


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