Lillian Nader, For All the Times . . .

For all the times I wished for more time, I have it now.

For all the times I promised to slow down Now’s the time to enjoy each moment.

For all the times I said I would call, I joyfully reach out to loved ones.

For all the times I vowed to finish writing my play, The time is now.

For all the books I’ve wanted to read, It’s time to read them now.

For all the times I wanted to write more poems, Now's the perfect time for poetry.

For all the times I wished I had more time, I have it now.

For the precious time wasted with doubts or fears I'll replace with joyful intentions.

For all the times I binged on potato chips, I'll binge on TV shows instead.

For all those times I didn't exercise, It’s time to count those steps.

For all the times I hoped someone else would lead, It’s time for me to step up and do my part.

For all the times I wished for more time

It’s time to use my time with love in my heart. For all the times I dreamed of world peace, Oh,

God, I pray the time for peace is now!

With social distancing in our time,

Let’s fight for social justice instead of endless wars. Amen!

 

Lillian Nader. “For All the Times,” a response to sheltering in place.
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