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On Wanting to Watch the Grass Grow

Updated on April 2, 2013

Time is but a fleeting breath

A mad rush to go somewhere

To spin on life's carousel

I long to jump off the endless ride

I want to fly far from the chaos

And sit in a green meadow

Surrounded by wildflowers and butterflies

Covered by a blue blanket of sky

I want to watch the grass grow

Find wisdom in silence

For a second spent in nature

Is worth more than a thousand seconds on that wretched ride

That never stops turning.


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      Sherri Tuck 4 years ago from Virginia

      Thank you for stopping by. I think there is no season like spring to make us want our freedom from the daily grind.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Love this poem, I remember that feeling of just wanting to jump off that ride, now I'm lucky enough just to have the time to watch the grass grow

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      I love this poem, how wonderful to have time to watch the grass grow and the ants going about their business! Voted it beautiful.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Brillaint !!I truly loved this one and vote up.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Enjoyed. Life is really some carousel ride.

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      sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      Voted up and beautiful -

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      Sherri Tuck 4 years ago from Virginia

      Thank you all. Wishing I could live my life like this right now. I feel the need to stretch my wings and fly.

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      Joanne M Olivieri 4 years ago

      How I wish I could live your words each and every day. So beautiful with a wonderful message. Voted up

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Wonderful poem about the best way to spend time in this short life, "far from the madding crowd."

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beautiful thoughts my friend. This is exactly how I live my life now.