Thursday, January 13, 2011

Slow Down


How many
days will we waste?

How many
nights will we spend
talking to cobwebs on the ceiling

sighing . . .

"Tomorrow is another day"?

And how many times will we go
from house to car
and car to work
then back again at night

never once stopping
to look at the evening sky . . .
never pausing . . . to take a conscious breath?

Just rushing on to the next moment
without lifting our heads

to gaze at the stars and the moon
that fill the sky with silent light

waiting, waiting . . . to bless us.

Joanne Cucinello 2010


  1. Great poem, I am speechless. good good :) keep writing
    The image does well with the poem and gives it an essence worth reading.
    Very well written.
    you know, when I read the title "Slow Down" I thought it must be another of those clichéd poem but no it wasn't. In fact, it was so brilliant that I even decided to comment. Well done.
    Also, read my poem:
    Cheers :)

  2. Thank you so much for your kind comments, Kratik!
    I'm so glad you enjoyed reading this.
    I hopped over to your blog and read your poem too.
    Left you a comment also!

  3. Hi,...It's just me, up and bloggin' again~!! I had a "computer haitus"..and up and moved the Wordpress to Blogger..So, come over to any of the 4 listed, would LOVE to see you writing again~!! Your "Slow down" is so enlightening, as always your work presents...Indeed, to be blessed by that brilliant sky...Hope all is well,

  4. Hi Margaret! It's so good to hear from you and so glad you're back in the blog zone! Thanks for reading, I'm so happy whenever you comment. You've been missed!
    I'll be hopping over to visit asap . . . and comment. You know I love reading your passion for the "inner light" and those things that are unseen . . . but real!
    Welcome back,

  5. Beautiful poem, complemented by magical pic

  6. Many thanks for your kind words,HSB! Will take a peek at your blog too.
    Have a great day!

  7. Thank you Derrick! Glad you enjoyed reading this.

  8. I like this poem. How true! We get so busy we forget to stop and thank God.

    The Write Soil

  9. Thanks so much Dawn! I'm constantly reminding myself to pause and breathe in what's all around and above me and give thanks.
    The days and nights seem to pass quicker than ever, and so . . . Slow Down!


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