(July 30,1967 / Subic, Philippines)

Take Time To Think

Take time to think,
Many times over;
Say something that causes love
Instead of anger.

Ponder all of the events
That come on your way;
Soberly weigh in your mind
The thoughts of the day.

Reflect on the lesson
That you do receive;
Put the message in your heart
Just before you leave.

Learn to contemplate,
While you're all alone;
The wrong you have done
Out there on your own.

Don't forget to meditate
Ere the Almighty;
Never be careless in asking
For your own safety.

Keep your both eyes closed,
Never let them blink;
You have the opportunity,
So take time to think.

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Comments (137)

Beautiful piece. More beautiful the message therein. Excellent rhyme scheme 10/10
We all should take a step back before we proceed. A great poem.
Take time to think, Many times over; Say something that causes love Instead of anger.....wow what a beautiful expression
Very inspiring and true, we must take time to think, specially before talking. Well penned, thank you for sharing.
Wisdom and love; clarity and simplicity; philosophy and beauty: these are the epithets which describe this powerful poem!
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