Slow Down By Caroline Evari

Life can be on the fast lane for most people. It could be depressing and stressful. This poem is a great reminder to all of us to slow down and enjoy life while we can:

Stop
Take a deep breath
Relax
Calm down
Think
Recollect your thoughts
Sleep
Rest your muscles
Eat
Regain your energy
Drink
Motivate yourself
Slow down

No need to juggle it all
It doesn’t matter if you’re trailing behind
Not every problem can be solved in one day
Not everyone can be saved in a day
Slow down

A wound takes time to heal
A broken heart takes time to mend
A seed takes time to grow
All your chores don’t have to be completed today
Let them wait if they have to
Slow down

You don’t have to please them all
You don’t have to be like them all
Work with your pace
Save your sanity
Save your health
Save your energy
Slow down

There is more to life then work, work, work
There is more to life then worry, worry, worry
Slow down

Have fun while you can
Laugh and be merry
Take your time
You are alone in this race
You have no one to beat
Slow down

Published by Ples Singsing

Ples Singsing is envisioned to be a new platform for Papua Niuginian expressions of creativity, ingenuity and originality in art and culture. We deliberately highlight these two very broad themes as they can encompass the diverse subjects, from technology, medicine and architecture to linguistics, music, fishing, gardening et cetera. Papua Niuginian ways of thinking, living, believing, communicating, dying and so on can cover the gamut of academic, journalistic or opinionated writing and we believe that unless we give ourselves a platform to talk about and discuss these things in an open, free and non-exclusively academic space that they may remain the fodder for academics, journalists and other types of writers alone. New social media platforms have given every individual a personal space to share their feelings and ideas openly, sometimes without immediate censure. The Ples Singsing writer’s blog would like to provide another more structured platform for Papua Niuginian expressions in written, visual and audio formats while also providing some regulation of the type and content of materials to be shared publicly.

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