Slow Down

April 12, 2010
Custom User Avatar
More by this author
Would you stop spinning for just a minute?
You're making me dizzy.
It's hard to live with you spinning this fast,
Hard to live when time zips past.
It's hard to keep up.
So stop spinning for just a minute,
A minute is all I need,
Just a minute to catch my breath.
Spare a minute for peace.

A little peace ought to do everyone good.

On the other hand...
If you stop suddenly, we'll all have a
Headache from your spinning.
And that's not good.

So don't stop.
But maybe just slow down.
Rest a bit,
And maybe you'll not want to spin again,
And we can all get some peace.

Join the Discussion

This article has 1 comment. Post your own now!

thewriteidea This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 28, 2010 at 3:21 pm

i love the meaning behind this poem. that everything is moving forward to fast and you just want it to slow down. its a very common emotion and you expressed it very well!!

rate/comment on some of my work, if you'd like. this is really great! keep writing!!(:

bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback