Thursday, May 31, 2007

The world would be a nicer place if we traveled at a slowered pace.

.....Just to let you know, nothing in this journal's entry is toward anyone in specific, I use it to write my feelings, and about my illnesess,and in hopes it might help someone else as I do. And if you might take an entry wrong and feel that it is about you, I'm sorry but It isn't, it just may seem to coincide with your own life. God bless you!......


 



Amid stresses and strains,
much too many to mention,
And pressure-packed days
filled with turmoil and tension,
We seldom have time
to be friendly or kind,
For we're harassed and hurried
and always behind...
And while we've more gadgets
and buttons to press
Making leisure time greater
and laboring less
And our standards of living
they claim have improved
And repressed inhibitions
have been freed and removed,
It seems all this progress
and growth are for naught,
For daily we see
a word more distraught...
So what does it matter
if man reaches his goal
And gains the whole world
but loses his soul?
For what have we won
if in gaining this end
We've been much too busy
to be kind to a friend?
And what is there left
to make the heart sing
When life is a cold
and mechanical thing?
And are we puppets
of controllled automation
Instead of joint heirs
to God's gift of creation?


    Helen Steiner Rice


 



12 comments:

lisa41076 said...

Lisa, that poem is so true, it is a very fast paced world your letter is on it's way to you, Hugs Lisa

queenb8261 said...

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hugsdoodlewacky said...

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my78novata said...

wonderful poem

newmomtobe2001 said...

so true :) love v

sugarsweet056 said...

She said a mouthful! :)
Sugar

queeniemart said...

i love it!
And you!
lisa

glensfork4 said...

Love it....thank you for sharing it...

Michele

nofibro2 said...

Too bad not many think like you do.

pharmolo said...

I don't know if the "slowered pace" was deliberate, but it worked beautifully, Lisa. Have a good weekend.

butterflies4me04 said...

I really enjoyed reading that .. thanks for sharing that! :)

Theresa

emabecmar said...

I loved reading this. ((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))
Love,
Cindy