Peace We SeekWhat would happen if we slowed down?
Stop trying to make the grade,
Watch the world go around,
And witness the mess we've made.
If we stopped to really hear the crowd
As they talk about their busy lives.
But we never stop because we're proud
Always going on to what next arrives.
We say we're taking a break
So we can step back and clear our mind.
But we don't like to admit a mistake.
We would rather go through life blind.
We worry about grades, money, and the next day
Never remembering time is what we borrow
But we love too much the pain and disarray.
When will we appreciate the time given to tomorrow?
So used to the noise of the world
We panic when we hear the past returning,
Wondering what next disaster will unfurl,
Instead of from the past learning.
Ignoring the problem doesn't make it disappear,
But dwelling and not doing is bleak.
There's a happy medium if we persevere
And that's where we find the peace we seek.