Time

An hour to myself or maybe two
A coffee and the time to sit and drink
It isn’t that I haven’t things to do
But I afford myself some time to think
The world is rushing on at such a pace
Sometimes I feel so giddy I can’t see
I like to stop, to focus on a face
But modern life’s transacted rapidly
It looks like I’m a tortoise sitting there
No doubt I’ll never win that human race
Another man will be successful hare
For I will stop and linger in this place
No pressure in this gentle life of mine
I grant myself the precious gift of time

Eat sleep work replete

I’m living on the page that’s marked today
My yesterday’s are memories in store
I work, I rest and then a little play
Does anybody really need much more
Tomorrow doesn’t really have a plan
I’ll wake up with dawn and I will eat
A coffee with a friend I hope he can
Some labour and my day will be complete
A complicated man but now I try
To live my life with minimal distress
I’m finding there’s a lot to simplify
I wonder if I can have zero stress
A purpose, a few friends, a bite to eat
How minimal and yet I am replete

Here

A thank you for my yesterdays my memories and more
The path that I have travelled has delivered me to here
Experience has taught me what my life is really for
And life cannot be lived if it is something that you fear
A thank you for the now, the moment I am living in
My senses are alive and I can smell, touch, hear, see, taste
Too many people sit and wait for something to begin
The happening is now and we aren’t given time to waste
Tomorrow I’ll give thanks for every breath I need to take
My future isn’t certain and who knows what lies ahead
So with each dawn I rise and then new memories I make
I want to live in moments till the moment I am dead
I could regret what’s passed and then approach my life with fear But yesterday has been and gone; tomorrow isn’t here