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Take Time
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By Quentin Clingerman
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Take Time

 

There will always be another bus
Another day to finalize those plans
Don't rush

Take time to give that extra hug
Or smile and handshake
An extra word of encouragement
Or just listen

A harsh word of criticism NOT spoken
Any needed rebuke most gentle
Will pay dividends,
Far richer than all those stocks and bonds

Take time that there may be no regret
Deeply felt and lingering
For a word unsaid or said in haste
Take time, my friend, before

It is too late



Take Time (c)2000 Quentin Clingerman


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Submitted: Thursday, April 10, 2003

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2007

About the Poet
I am a retired educator. Now 85 years of age. I live in Maryland. I am the father of three ladies and thirteen grandchildren. Four grandchildren now married. I have two great grandsons, Koi Jon and Quinn Manu and a great granddaughter,Sephira Jade. Poems are an expression of how I think and feel. Variety in either case! I am the founder of WordChimes.com WC originated in February, 2000.


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