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Taking Time

March 24, 2015
By OurVoices PLATINUM, Merrimac, Massachusetts
OurVoices PLATINUM, Merrimac, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are" - e.e. cummings

we measure out our lives

in bells and whistles

in the ticking of a clock

instead of in the space between thoughts

and thoughts


we measure out our lives

in long or short

instead of deep and shallow


we measure out our lives

and then all we have

is a measuring stick

when we die.

The author's comments:

we all compartimentalize our lives with meaningless structures and fail to pay attention to the real indecators of time and the truly important things in life. Before we know it weve wasted out whole lives this way. how you spend a day is how you spend a life

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