Boot+Kitty=Poetry in motion
Give me just a second? I often take far less
To think about what I should say whenever I digress.
How I envy some's contemplation, their carefully chosen thoughts,
As opposed to my impulsiveness, when I say what I should not.
There are too often times when the words refuse to come,
Then suddenly the dam breaks and they begin to overrun
My ability to compose myself and take from the roaring stream,
Only the uplifting thoughts that reveal the best in me.
Though it's wise advice to take a pause before setting words to pen,
I often miss that second's thought before dashing off again
To write words that freely flow with a will of their very own,
And that drive away the friends I love, and reap the seeds I've sown.
Now that I think about it, I realize I'm not alone,
That others also struggle for the second they don't own.
As a matter of fact, on looking back, its becoming clear to me,
We all could use a second of thought, though in different degrees.