Take the Time

Take the time,

to cry those un-cried tears.

Take the time,

to laugh the un-laughed.

Take the time,

to hug those you haven’t hugged.

Take the time,

to speak those words unspoken.

Take the time,

to visit a loved one.

Take the time,

to be good to yourself today.

Take the time,

before time takes you.


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About John White

I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on April 10, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 50 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on The Lady GMLA and commented:
    Time is the one of the most precious gifts we have.

  2. This was beautiful and touching!
    Thank you for the reminder! Time is so precious, especially in a time like this where we all seem to complain about not having time to actually take time.

  3. Something we all should remember

  4. I will take the time to tell you I always love your work.

  5. That last line brings it home John. Nice.

  6. If we don’t take the time, we’ll wish we had when time is gone. Inconvenience is an inconvenience to our quality of life.

  7. Simple and on point. Bless

  8. Great John,before it takes you

    • That’s right, Sheldon. Time is a commodity shared evenly among us. No one has more in a day than anyone else so we better spend that time as wisely as possible.

  9. Love it. Brilliant poem.

  10. time is our own worst enemy.

  11. its worth taking the time πŸ™‚

  12. Reblogged this on From Sea To Shining Sea and commented:
    This is brilliant.

  13. This reminds me of that great Muse song… “Don’t waste your time, or time will waste you” πŸ™‚

  14. thelittleyellowbirdsings

    Thanks for following my blog John.I look forward to more of your poetry πŸ™‚

  15. before you take your next step ” take your time ” then all the other steps will turn out fine

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