TIME OUT

If the load becomes so heavy
that you feel the need to quit,
just let your mind go empty,
sit down and rest a bit.

Then think of something pleasant
and close your eyes and dream;
let cares and woes all vanish,
embrace a bright sunbeam.

Go strolling in the meadow
and pick a wild bouquet;
indulge yourself to linger,
relax and spend the day.

Don't think about the burdens
that you have left behind,
just let the gentle breezes
refresh your weary mind.

You'll find when you have rested
much lighter is your load,
and the path that you've been traveling
isn't such a rocky road.

Copyright 1999 Ruth Gillis

"Time Out" received a First Place Award in the
March/April 2000 issue of Poets At Work.

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