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Slower

As a child an hour seemed forever

A week an eternity a year lifelong measure

Growing older the opposite’s true

What once took patience in no time is through
 

Getting nearer our date with fate

Time quickens to pearly gates

Like gravity falling toward ground

Closer to impact faster hurtling down
 

Initial knee jerk of most

Push faster never missing a toast

Move helter-skelter run place to place

Never slow down embracing grace
 

Moving all over trying to outrun

Focus on quantity prohibits deep fun

Perhaps turn around stepping aside

Dismount your treadmill for a different ride
 

Try savoring tasting each bite

Enjoy distinct flavors begin traveling light

When the impact takes you to the other side

Memories have clarity from a slower ride
 

Are you currently savoring your life or moving fast

through them? What are the bites you want to savor?

How can you get beyond what stops you? 

 
– Stewart Levine ©

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