Rome wasn't built in a day
mom used to say
when we wanted things done right away,
as in yesterday.
Mom walked like
an elegant mule,
slow & steady
going about the chores
of the day.
Maybe when she was younger she twirled around like a spinning top (I don't know I wasn't born yet),
but as long as I knew her
she moved like a calm glacier--
vast & wise in the knowledge of herself.
Sure, she had her doubts about things,
but she didn't rush in,
she thought things through.
Me, I jump in impulsively at times,
but when I calm down, I try to remember,
build it slowly,
time is not runnng away.
Tue 7th Mar 2023 17:00
'She moved like a calm glacier'. A lovely, warm poem, Hélène.
Manish Singh Rajput
Tue 7th Mar 2023 16:15
I have been worrying a lot these days and the stress has been feeding upon me slowly. I'm cautious of it and have been wanting to take time, slow down and ease up with things. Your poem has just driven me in to the path now. I'm going to save this one Hélèna. Thank you for this.
Tue 7th Mar 2023 14:35
This poem is a lesson to the world of today. There is one thing God made plenty of and that is time. 'Why worry and die in a hurry' as my nan used to say.
Thank you for this
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