Bernard F. Asuncion

Gold Star - 483,487 Points (July 30,1967 / Subic, Philippines)

Take Time To Think - Poem by Bernard F. Asuncion

Take time to think,
Many times over;
Say something that causes love
Instead of anger.

Ponder all of the events
That come on your way;
Soberly weigh in your mind
The thoughts of the day.

Reflect on the lesson
That you do receive;
Put the message in your heart
Just before you leave.

Learn to contemplate,
While you're all alone;
The wrong you have done
Out there on your own.

Don't forget to meditate
Ere the Almighty;
Never be careless in asking
For your own safety.

Keep your both eyes closed,
Never let them blink;
You have the opportunity,
So take time to think.

Topic(s) of this poem: mind

Form: Quatrain


Comments about Take Time To Think by Bernard F. Asuncion

  • (7/5/2019 1:54:00 PM)

    Yes, we must pay attention to our actions.
    Excellent counsel, Bernard!
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Mahtab Bangalee (6/23/2019 10:39:00 PM)

    Learn to contemplate,
    While you're all alone;
    The wrong you have done
    Out there on your own..../// best and excellent poetic expression, superb 10+ for this poem
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Jane Campion (6/17/2019 1:24:00 AM)

    Wonderful advice in this poem dear poet.

    Thank you for your kindness. Appreciated..
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Kumarmani Mahakul (5/9/2019 7:48:00 AM)

    Reflect on the lesson
    That you do receive;
    Put the message in your heart
    Just before you leave.....nice message. Beautiful poem for I made second visit.
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (4/29/2019 8:56:00 PM)

    Take time to think,
    Many times over;
    Say something that causes love
    Instead of anger.

    An excellent poem, sir Bernard.
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Dr Dillip K Swain (4/26/2019 5:18:00 AM)

    Keep your both eyes closed,
    Never let them blink;
    You have the opportunity,
    So take time to think......absolutely brilliant! A great poem my friend! My pleasure reading it again and again!
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (4/21/2019 11:25:00 PM)

    I knew I would like this poem from the first stanza to the last...just beautiful! (Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (4/3/2019 10:55:00 PM)

    Perfect advise
    From a Perfect Poet.

    Life can be very nice
    If you are careful
    And wise
    Doing what is right
    Will almost always,
    Be rewarded..

    Great and wonderfully written poem
    A pure delight!
    (Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/3/2019 10:46:00 PM)

    Don't forget to meditate
    Ere the Almighty;
    Never be careless in asking
    For your own safety........remarkable lines. Great philosophy with spirituality, brilliant poem.
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Dash Of Poetry (4/2/2019 3:47:00 PM)

    Pondering, thinking, analysing the impact of our deeds, thoughts, words and motives... how different would we live if only we practiced your poem. Well written. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (3/31/2019 9:23:00 AM)

    Delightful poem. Thank u. anjandev roy. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Barry Conway (3/18/2019 5:11:00 AM)

    Ah yes,
    Those quite times when we can connect with the spiritua; ity in all of us.
    Lovely Bernard.
    10 +++++

    Barry Conway

    Barry Conway
    (Report)Reply

    Bernard F. Asuncion(3/21/2019 1:36:00 AM)

    Thanks, sir Barry for the marvelous comment....................

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Philo Yan (3/11/2019 3:19:00 AM)

    Good thoughts and advice. (Report)Reply

    Bernard F. Asuncion(3/21/2019 1:35:00 AM)

    Thanks, dear Ma'am Philo for the wonderful comment......

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Uche Nwanze (3/7/2019 6:25:00 PM)

    If only we mortals can take a little time out of our crowded schedules to think. Thanks dear poet for this inspiration (Report)Reply

    Bernard F. Asuncion(3/21/2019 1:34:00 AM)

    Thanks, Uche for the precise remark........

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • C Faustino (2/26/2019 8:45:00 PM)

    Another very well written poem that is a pleasure to read because of the smooth flow on the tongue as you recite, the cadence of the poem enhances its charm, and the message is outstanding. (Report)Reply

    Bernard F. Asuncion(3/7/2019 4:03:00 PM)

    Thanks, Chito for your wonderful comment.....

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Cheryl Tutaan (2/17/2019 5:03:00 PM)

    Contemplation is one of the best ways of enlightening the mind....... (Report)Reply

    Bernard F. Asuncion(3/7/2019 4:02:00 PM)

    Thanks, dear Cheryl for your unwavering support......

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Cheryl Tutaan (2/16/2019 11:54:00 AM)

    Every stanza conveys a powerful message.... (Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Cheryl Tutaan (2/15/2019 1:32:00 AM)

    This poem captures the art of bright thinking..... (Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Cheryl Tutaan (2/12/2019 12:16:00 AM)

    This poem is absolutely fantastic...... (Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Cheryl Tutaan (2/11/2019 12:08:00 AM)

    It conveys the good sense of thinking...... (Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 208 comments »




Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags


Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 16, 2019


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]