Slow Me Down, Lord

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

    Gastonia N
    Slow me down,Lord!
    Ease the pounding of my heart
    By the quieting of my mind.
    Steady my harried pace
    With a vision of the eternal reach of time.
    Give me, admidst the confusions of my day,
    The calmness of the everlasting hills.

    Break the tensions of my nerves
    With the soothing music of the sighing streams
    That live in my memory.
    Help me to know
    The magical restoring power of sleep.

    Teach me the art
    Of taking minute vacations of slowing down to look at a flower;
    To chat with an old friend or to make a new one;
    To pat a stray dog,
    To watch a spider build a web;
    To smile at a child;
    Or to read a few lines from a good book.

    Remind me each day
    That the race is not always to the swift;
    That there is more to life than increasing its speed.
    Let me look upward
    Into the branches of the towering oak
    And know that it grew slowly and well.

    Slow me down, Lord,
    And inspire me to send my roots deep
    Into the soil of life's enduring values
    That I may grow toward the stars
    Of my great destiny.

    by Wilferd A. Peterson

  2. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

    East Texas
    We can learn something from that poem..

    Thanks Ace..

  3. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

    GC, OHIO
    Great poem Ace, thanks for sharing.
  4. jholl949

    jholl949 New Member

    Mannford. Oklah
    Great post!! I needed that!! LOL
    You always bless my heart with your posts, Ace. Keep it up!!
  5. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

    Richmond ,Indiana
    Very Truthful Poem Ace. I Enjoyed Reading It .thx
  6. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

    Thank you Ernest. That brought a tear to my eye. Really makes you think about what's important in life, and it's often the little things that make the most difference. My grandmother had that poem posted on her refrigerator for years to remind her of that. :smile2: