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The slow lane…

If you can go 70 miles an hour all the time
Please do!
Don’t mind me in the slow lane!

I’ve gotten to know myself
I’m a sprinter
For a while I can enjoy the fast lane
And then I need to take a break

I used to push myself too much a lot of the time
Not listen to the “I’m tired” signals!
Compare myself to others all the time
Crash and burn after a while

And truth be told
Sometimes, I still do!

But I try to pace myself
No, I won’t be everywhere all the time
I need time to reflect as well
I need time to write and process my thoughts

So, it will be the slow lane sometimes
The no-rush lane
The smell-the-roses lane
The relax and play lane

So my mind and body can recuperate
And get ready for the fast lane!

Lida Berghuis
August 9th, 2014
Green Acre

What’s the rush?

Faster, faster!
Better, better!
More, more!
But what if the destination
Is not well thought of?

Bigger, bigger!
Higher, higher!
But what if the concept
Is not a good one?

Sometimes we have to
Slow… down…
Come to a stop

And think about where we are
Where we are heading
What’s the rush?

There is no point
In going nowhere fast
There is no point running
Without a plan

So often we get caught up in life
Taking a step back
Can help a lot

Why are we doing what we do?
What is our ultimate goal?
Who are we trying to please?
What is it that makes us happy?

Whose race are we running?
Ours or theirs?
Who has set our goals?
Us or them?

So, let’s slow down
Let’s take stalk
Let’s reflect
Before we go on

Lida Berghuis
November 16th, 2011