Time Out: Sometimes it’s Time


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Time Out

Sometimes it’s Time

Sometimes you just have to stop and think,
Time out from the race that is life,
Time when you feel less than in the pink
And everything you do brings strife.

It’s time like this you need to pause,
Rewind the clocks to start again,
Think about the basics of your cause,
Count up your losses and your gain.

For if you continue to plummet on
In an ever-spinning spiral,
Sooner than later it will don,
You’re dangling from a ticking dial.

Life has a habit of speeding up,
Catching you inside a whirlwind
Where you see life as an empty cup,
Stopped in your track by its headwind.

That’s the time to stop and think,
Catch your breath with a good time out,
Clear your eyes with a blink, blink, blink,
Gather your strength for life’s next bout.

You’ll need to be thinking very clear
To chart a new course to inner peace,
To steer ahead and never veer,
Dump your burdens with a quick release.

Give up the burdens that you carry,
Not all of them are truly needed.
Sort the duties from those that harry,
Travel lighter with the dross now weeded.

Time for time out, call a time out,
Your life is going down the spout,
Can’t fnd any way to get out,
Got so scared you can’t even shout.

What to do? What to do?
Can’t see, you can only blink,
Time to take a time out,
Time to stop and think.

Stop and try to meditate,
Catch your breath and breathe,
Still your heart, think of your mate,
Start again, in self believe.

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