Slow Down, Look Around - Poem by Dale Totten
There was a time not long ago
When yes was yes, and no was no
Good was good, and bad was bad
Happiness was simple to be had
You lived out loud, and didn't care
You knew the law, and what was fair
Your neighbor then, was a friend
That you could trust, and would defend
Life was so much simpiler then
What happened? Who turned the page?
What brought us to this cyber age?
Did I go to sleep too long?
Sometimes I feel I don't belong
Do you know your neighbors name?
Life is played out like a game
It sometimes seems so insane
Who's to blame?
Technology goes too far too fast
The media looks foe someone to blast!
Bad is good, will this last?
The big screen now is in your home
You do more than talk on your phone
Everyone a slave to loan after loan
Wake up people, look around
Smell the roses, slow it down
Don't miss the things that do astound
Things of God, look at all he's done
The stars, the moon, the blazing sun
Majestic mountains, reaching high
Into the cloud studded, deep blue sky
God's perfect paintings, money can't buy
Colors dance in fields of flowers
Emerald forests, redwood towers
Birds each morning, sing for hours
Deep blue seas, where rivers flow
The beauty of freshly fallen snow
Slow down, you may never know
These things you may be missing!
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