A Hurried Glance

February 10, 2010
By NonsensicalMuse PLATINUM, San Anotnio, Texas
NonsensicalMuse PLATINUM, San Anotnio, Texas
22 articles 0 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There is nothing wrong with having your head in the clouds as long as you don't get altitude sickness"

"Perhaps you are right,perhaps not. I don't know 110% either way.All I know is that Im in search of truth. If you are too, let us be friends."


A woman on the street rushes by
Her mind far ahead of her feet
A pace to quick for even a race horse to compete
Off to the corner grows a Rose
It’s scent pleasant and serene
It would take only a moment to enjoy it
And I could swear I saw it wilt as she hastened by
And all it was afforded was a hurried glance.


A child so proud of her picture which she sees as a work of art
Pride glows in her eyes as she waves it about
Yet he is to busy
He cannot waste a moment upon it
A single tear forms in the child’s eyes
As all it is afforded is a hurried glance.


Exhausted we close our eyes to rest
So much haste we make within our day
Dreams drift toward us
A promise of escape
Yet so much needs to be done
We must awake
And slowly the dream dies
As all it is afforded is a hurried glance.


Our Gurus and priests ring their words in our ears
“Look within and find yourself, find peace”
You nod saying “What good advice!”
Yet there’s always something so important in the future
And a sense of emptiness fills you
As all you are afforded is a hurried glance.


The author's comments:
I wanted to write something about the "rat race" culture,something that spoke to people and made them think about it and question their "rat race" lifestyles.This is what I came up with.
Hope it's effective.

Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 5 comments.


on Apr. 2 2010 at 12:00 pm
NonsensicalMuse PLATINUM, San Anotnio, Texas
22 articles 0 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There is nothing wrong with having your head in the clouds as long as you don't get altitude sickness"

"Perhaps you are right,perhaps not. I don't know 110% either way.All I know is that Im in search of truth. If you are too, let us be friends."

Thnks-I don't know about perfect-perfection is overated-but thnks anyway!

I try to make all my poems have a point as i'm very opionated-or so i've been told.....


Sarbear GOLD said...
on Mar. 31 2010 at 8:27 pm
Sarbear GOLD, Milan, Ohio
10 articles 4 photos 489 comments

Favorite Quote:
--Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away from them and you have their shoes.
--When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes.

wow, this is perfect the way it is. all of your poems have great messages. great job

on Mar. 30 2010 at 3:30 pm
SarClark BRONZE, NC, Connecticut
2 articles 0 photos 534 comments
Wow! This is great! The only critique I would have would be to make it SLIGHTLY shorter.... i really like the second paragraph though :)

on Mar. 25 2010 at 10:19 am
NonsensicalMuse PLATINUM, San Anotnio, Texas
22 articles 0 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There is nothing wrong with having your head in the clouds as long as you don't get altitude sickness"

"Perhaps you are right,perhaps not. I don't know 110% either way.All I know is that Im in search of truth. If you are too, let us be friends."

thnks-any critique?

-Missy- BRONZE said...
on Mar. 23 2010 at 4:01 pm
-Missy- BRONZE, Ahhh, South Dakota
1 article 0 photos 75 comments
nice poem!


SciArc

MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!