Time To Smell The Flowers
I’d had about enough of fabrics, colours, and designs
And saving costs by the nickels and dimes
Working long and late hours
No time to smell the flowers
Just so I could meet targets and client deadlines?
But in the last few months I realised
How I love to read a book and analyse
The characters these authors conceive
And the gorgeous stories they weave
Reading them makes me feel truly alive
So now I sit back and read all day
I wonder if there’s such a job that also pays
I’d be on vacation all year
With my favourite books near
Life would be just perfect, wouldn’t you say?
But reading and dreaming are not the only things I do
I often write a dozen pages or two
Short stories on everyday life
And reviews of books I read all night
While the coffee and tea continue to brew
I often wonder how I sometimes miss my old job
The pressures, the challenges, and the peace they robbed
Yet I loved what I did then
Never imagined I’d pick up a pen
And discover how writing now makes my heart throb.
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