Monday, January 14, 2013

Take Time to Live

"Take time to Life"
author ~ Myrtle M. Rose

Happy New Year Friends all around the world! This is my first blog for 2013 and it the poem is borrowed from a book, "Lights along the Way" by Myrtle M. Rose.

Life should not be the struggle that for some it does appear,
We very often fail to think how short a time we're here.
We concentrate of worldly gains, and so much time we give
To piling up our dollars that we don't take time to live.

We seldom free ourselves from tasks or plans we have ahead,
And when we do, we feel we should have worked some
The things we have, we salt away: then struggle on for more,
Enjoying not the wealth that we already have in store.

How very few the times when folks just meet on common
ground, Where gaiety, a happy song, some fun and joy aboung;
How many times do we forget our money, dress, and such
And gather in a circle big, and laugh and nothin' much?

We rush through life with maddening speed, we keep the gear
in high,
We have no time to tarry, but to gain a bit we try;
We quite forget we cannot add more days to life's short span,
But surely we can shorten them by just this very plan.

Our mott is: "I don't have time." We've said it for so long,
That if we ever should catch up, we'd think that things were
Remembember that when we are gone, there will be others who
Will take things up where we leave off, and still weill ne'er
get though.

We have no choice in being born, but must take time to die:
And how we spend the time while here, must meet with a
Just say, "The past I can't recall: the future I don't know:
But the present time I'll live, I'll laugh, and take it slow."

A New Year's Poem to set our minds in a different thought pattern! Please share with friends on Facebook and other blogs and Twitter!


Sheri DeLoach


  1. Loved this! Had never read this before. Thanks for sharing it with us, Sheri.

  2. I love it. Thanks we should all follow this.