We are all guilty of it at some time in our lives, rushing around, organising our lives by the second. But before we know it, life has passed us by.
The poem is written as a parent to a son, with the italic line being the son’s response.
Come on, sleep through my little one.
Come on, let’s walk you know you can.
Come on let’s talk you’ll need to soon.
What sort of cheese is on the moon?
Come on or you’ll be late for school.
And don’t forget the Golden Rule.
So hurry up, you’ll miss the bus.
Oh mum, calm down and stop the fuss
Come on, get in, stop your chat.
Just text your friends ‘bout this and that.
Come on, before the queues appear.
Oh mum, calm down, it will clear
Come on; move on, now school is done.
You’re grown up now, my only son.
It’s time to work so stop your play.
There’s always time another day
Come on it’s time for you to start
Keeping up with every part
Of life that flashes past your eyes.
Do I have to go, I hate goodbyes
Come on, I’m weary, help me find
The life I missed and left behind.
The life I rushed; I thought I knew.
Come on then, let’s join the queue
Perhaps it’s time to slow down and take time to look around and enjoy the moment. I know I’m going to…