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Oh My Precious Life, Please Move a Little Slowly.~~A Poem About The Journey Called Life

Updated on September 6, 2017
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Chitrangada loves to express her moods and emotions through her poems. Most of her poems are free style and spontaneous with Nature at core

Life blossoms like flower, but then it's for a small period.
Life blossoms like flower, but then it's for a small period. | Source

Oh My Dear Life~~~~ Please Move A Little Slowly!

© Chitrangada Sharan Feb. 2015

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Please move a little slowly, Oh dear life;

for there are duties to perform;

for there are tears to wipe out;

for there are debts to be paid;


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In your fast pace, Oh dear life;

Some close ones were left behind'

Some dear ones sulked,

Some dear ones got offended;

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Move a bit slowly, Oh dear life;

For I've to make amends with them;

For I've to make them smile and laugh;

For I've to reconcile with them.

Life will always have a different plan for you. If you don’t give up, you will eventually get to your destination. But towards the end of your life, you may look back and realize that it was never really about the destination; it was the journey that counted.”

― King Samuel Benson

Oh life! Move a bit slowly.
Oh life! Move a bit slowly. | Source

Move a bit slowly, Oh Life!

There are dreams to be fulfilled;

There are duties to be completed;

And then those unfulfilled desires,

Give me some time, so they are buried;

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Some relationships got broken;

And the ones that couldn't be made;

Move a little slowly, Oh dear Life!,

For there are many bruises to heal.

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Move a little slowly Oh life!

For I have to prepare my loved ones;

Who live for me and I for them;

Who breathe for me and I for them.

“The difficulties of life are part of life’s journey on earth. Grace is needed for endurance.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita,

Do your best in life!
Do your best in life! | Source

Oh My Dear Life!

Move a little slowly, Oh dear life!

You move ahead and I will follow you;

As Can I live without you?

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Oh life! The path of life was long,

But we traveled with a song;

Fears and tears all along;

But the cheers made us move along.

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Since there is a belief;

------and an assurance,

that 'GOD' does not want us to be the best;

But he wants us to do our best;

And 'He' will take care of the rest!

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© Chitrangada Sharan 26th Feb. 2015

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Life is too short and uncertain. Lets not waste a single moment.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Shyron for agreeing with the theme of the poem!

      As I grow older, I am always preoccupied with such thoughts. There is so much to do and so little time left. I just wish that I leave this World a satisfied soul that I could fulfill all my duties and responsibilities.

      Thanks for your blessings! It is needed every day.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 months ago from Texas

      Chitrangada, this is beautiful story of how fleeting life can be, and our desire to slow it down.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Susan for your kind words of appreciation and wisdom!

      Glad you liked the hub!

      Have a wonderful day!

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      Susan Zutautas 2 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      We never know what life is going to throw at us and we must live each day as if it were our last.

      Beautiful poem!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Nithya for visiting and appreciating this poem once again!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 months ago from Dubai

      Beautifully written and well expressed. Came back for another read.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 5 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Debangee for appreciating the poem!

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      DEBANGEE MANDAL 5 months ago from India

      Wonderful poem.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 15 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Peg Cole, for your kind words and appreciation!

      Glad you liked the the theme of the poem. I agree with your views that it is hard not to offend someone---- However we must try to do our best with whatever time is assigned to us.

      Thanks and have a good day!

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      Peg Cole 15 months ago from Dallas, Texas

      Beautifully expressed and I loved the quotes, too. Life is short and we are challenged to do our best, that is for sure. It is hard not to offend someone, sometime or another. Blessings to you, sweet one.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 20 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Those are beautiful lines, Shaloo!

      Thank you for your lovely comments.

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      Shaloo Walia 20 months ago

      This reminds me of these famous lines:

      "What is this life if full of care

      One has no time to stand and stare."

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      Chitrangada Sharan 21 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Rachel L Alba, for your kind visit and comments!

      I also feel the same as you. It usually happens with me that I get upset that there is so much to do and there is so little time left!! As if I know how much time --But the fact remains that I am not getting any younger and I want to finish all my commitments, responsibilities and duties before leaving.

      Thank you and wish you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2016.

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      Rachel L Alba 21 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      I love your poem, it's so appropriate to my life. I'm always saying life is going by too fast. I think sometimes that I just try to cram too much into too little time. My fault. Thanks for sharing.

      Have a Blessed new Year.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Shampa!

      So good to see you after a long time.

      I have also experienced similar situation that you have mentioned here. What I feel is that you can have control on your own behaviour and not on the behaviour of others. Of course we do try to make peace and resolve conflicts sincerely but sometimes that does not happen because the other party may not cooperate. It is best to remain calm and let the difficult phase pass by. Easier said than done but the best we can do is to move on!

      Thanks for reading and appreciating the poem and I wish you all the best!

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      Shampa Sadhya 23 months ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      As the days are passing by the grip of life is gradually getting loose. What I feel sad about is, when dear ones misbehave for no reason and though I feel talking is important while the other side distance themselves then it becomes very difficult to reach them. There you are caught in the midst of such an agony which has no solution. As they say time is the best healer so maybe this passing time would heal some wounds and fill the gap too. Wonderful poem!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Dianna, for your generous comments!

      I am glad you liked the hub and the message. Many thanks!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      I've said a prayer or two about extending my time so that I can make amends. You reminded me that life is short and we must live it humble and with love towards others.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Bobbi Purvis, for your lovely comments!

      Glad that you liked the thoughts in the poem.

      I am fine and wish the same for you. Many thanks to you for sharing on twitter and Pinterest.

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      PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      My first poem of the day with such lovely thoughts and beautiful words to guide your heart.

      I hope all is well in your special corner of the world.

      I will share this with Twitter and pin on my re-pin board on Pinterest.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you deergha, for your encouraging words! Glad you liked it.

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      deergha 2 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Beautiful poem dear friend. Keep up the good work always.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Thelma Alberts, for your lovely comments!

      Glad you liked this poem. I agree----We are not getting any younger and sometimes this thought comes to my mind that there is so little time and still there is so much to do----!

      Lovely Easter to you as well! Many thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Lovely poem! Life is getting faster when we are getting old. We have to enjoy it as long as we can. Have a lovely Easter!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks manatita44!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      God's Will be Done, my Sweet Chitrangada.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you colorfulone, for reading and appreciating!

      Glad you liked it!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Life is precious, and your poem is too m'dear.

      Beautiful!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Suzanne Day, for your kind visit and appreciation!

      Glad you liked the poem. I just wrote my thoughts and I am not a poet in the real sense. Still happy that you understood my sentiments.

      Thanks for voting up!

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      Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      I wish life would move a little slower too - it seems to go by too quick and there are too many tasks and duties! Great poem, easy to understand and get involved with. Voted interesting ;)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Well said, sgbrown and so true! We must appreciate the greatest gift of 'Life'. Life is so vulnerable that we must not waste even a single moment.

      Thanks for your kind visit, appreciation and insightful comments!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Rightly said, Nithya!

      As we age the feeling of having a little more time grows stronger.

      Thanks for reading and sharing your valuable comments!

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      Sheila Brown 2 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Beautiful poem and so true! Life is so short, we need to be the best person we can while on this earth and appreciate life and its gifts.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      A beautiful poem reflecting how life passes by so quickly. It would be great if time could slow down according to our wishes but sadly time and tide wait for none. Great poem.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you aviannovice, for your kind words of appreciation!

      So glad to know that you liked it. Sometimes I feel that life is moving too fast and there are so many responsibilities yet to be completed.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      There is so much truth and infinite wisdom in this piece of poetry. It is also really very uplifting, and encourages where it counts.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you beta! @KasturiSharan

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you beta! @AdityaSharan

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you MsDora, for your kind visit and comments!

      Glad to learn that your thoughts are also similar to the one expressed in the poem.

      Thanks for appreciating and voting up!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Jodah, for your kind words of appreciation!

      Glad you liked the poem. Just like you even I have to work a little faster. There is so much to do. Thanks for voting up!

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      Kasturi Sharan 2 years ago

      Very nice poem, Maa---really heart touching!

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      Aditya Sharan 2 years ago

      Very Nice poem Maa !

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Chitrangada, what a great job of inscribing my thoughts, and I'm sure the thoughts of many others. The quotes are also inspiring. Voted Up!

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I love this poem and the message Chitrangada. I need life to slow down, I have so much still to do. Maybe I just have to work faster. Voted up.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Venkatachari ji, for your kind words of wisdom!

      Yes, life does not wait for us, it moves on and it is uncertain. Better to perform our duties without wasting a single moment.

      Thanks for your insightful comments and support!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you travmaj, for your kind visit and comments!

      You said it so well. When I look back, sometimes I feel I should not have said this or done that. Time to mend the mistakes, till I am alive.

      Glad you liked the poem. Thanks for your votes!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Faith Reaper, for your kind visit and appreciation!

      I agree with your opinion. Sometimes it occurs to me that life is moving too fast and still there are so many duties yet to be completed.

      Thanks and glad you liked the hub.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you manatita44, for your kind words of appreciation!

      No, I don't want 48 hours in a day.

      I just want that whatever tasks the Almighty has assigned to me, I should be able to complete them to his satisfaction, before leaving this World.

      Thanks for your comments. Hari Om Tat Sat!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you billybuc, for your kind words of wisdom!

      Life is too precious to waste even a single moment.

      Truly appreciate your comments and support!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Kylyssa, for your kind visit and comments!

      You said it so well. As we age there is always this feeling at the back of our mind that I have to finish this job or that job. At least I feel like that.

      Your suggestion about writing down your thoughts, seems quite useful to me and I would like to follow the same.

      Thanks a lot for appreciating the poem and adding your wonderful thoughts!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Harish prasadji, for your kind visit and comments!

      Glad you liked the poem. It sometimes occurs to me what if I am not alive tomorrow. There are so many duties still there to finish. Just a thought that my responsibilities should be completed successfully.

      Appreciate your votes and share!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Whitney Rose Wind, for your kind visit and comments!

      I agree with your views--We must thank God for each moment and make the most of it.

      Appreciate your insightful comments and appreciation.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Devika, for your kind visit and comments!

      Glad you liked the hub. You said it so well. Life should not be taken for granted.

      Thanks for voting up, appreciating and adding more value to this hub by your thoughts.

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very beautiful poetry. It is true that life does not wait for us and passes quickly. We have to catch its speed and go along with it so that we can perform all our work with that speed and within that journey.

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      How lovely this is and I do agree. And I look back and know there was more for me along the journey - every minute counts now - oh yes, dear life, move a little slower now...thank you

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, yes, life is certainly moving at fast pace. Let us all slow down and enjoy each precious moment we are given. It is a gift!

      Beautiful!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      You paint the Path well and beseech the Lord with inner pranams, my sweet Chitrangada. So you need 48 hours a day? lol. Messages of deep wisdom in between. Beautiful poetry. Hari Om Tat Sat!!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      There never seems to be enough time, and yet we have all the time we need to do those things that are vital....love, love, and more love. :) Beautiful message here.

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      Kylyssa Shay 2 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

      Thank you for sharing your lovely poem about the fleeting nature of life.

      Catch it while you can because it continues to accelerate with age. I take time every day to spend some time in the moment and then I write a unique sentence or several of them about the day. It seems to slow things down a bit.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Fantastic and insightful words about life ! I love your beautiful glances at many aspects of life ! Enjoyed your beautiful poetry. Voted up and shared.

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      Whitney Rose Wood 2 years ago

      This is a beautiful poem about how fleeting life can be and how we need to cherish the time we have and use it wisely. Very profound and written nicely.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I totally agree! Life is special gift one needs to take time-out and care for others. Life should not be taken for granted. Be patient with life and enjoy every minute. Voted up, interesting and useful.