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Take Time To Smell The Roses – A Haibun

Take Time To Smell The Roses

When I was growing up, the expressions “Slow down” and “Take time to smell the roses”, were often heard.  Too impatient for most things to materialize and hungry for life to happen, I had little interest doing either of those things.

Now, much later in life, as I sit watching the sun slip down in the late afternoon sky, I see its cache of shimmering diamonds spilling onto the water’s surface. I am entranced by moments that I never want to end.  At this time of year I know I have at least another couple of hours to watch this kaleidoscope of color turning slowly with the passing minutes.   The color palette is different each day and I let it touch every sense.  The Gardenia bushes are flush with fragrant white blossoms and woodpeckers are drilling the side of a palm tree. The warmth of the sun is relaxing aching shoulders as a Mockingbird atop the chimney stack begins his late afternoon serenade.

I happily soak in every present moment.

Memories in tact
Reveling in the present
The future can wait
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Frank Tassone is hosting Monday Haibun at D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with "Living in the present"

Image by Mylene2401 from Pixabay 


Our communication
is lacking, it’s almost nonexistent
Your attitude is that of
a scalded cat
When can we have a
Surely we can do better
than that?

A hot tin roof
is where you’ve been
Time to come down
and settle the score
Harmony is what we need
in our relationship
Like it was
once before

Stop moving away from me
as if I’m not here
You are acting like
a stranger
Someone I don’t know
Come on darling talk to me
We are in clear
and present danger

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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