Have You Ever Stopped……???? (poem)

by Courtney Smith Cates on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 7:16pm ·

Have u ever stopped
and felt the breeze on your skin
or the rain droplets on your face?
Have u ever stopped
and felt the sunshine beating down
with it’s radiating heat?
Have u ever stopped
to smell the blooming flowers
so colorful and sweet?
Have u ever stopped
to smile at a stranger
you may just have brought them some joy
thru their sad and blue streak.
Have u ever stopped
during your busy day
to play with your child
or to listen to a story
they’re so eager to tell?
Have u ever stopped
to thank the one who raised u
and showed them your love?
Have u ever stopped
to build a sand castle
to relive your childhood
to release some of your anger?
Have u ever stopped
to wiggle your toes on the soft, green grass
or played in the snow
and tried to make snow angels last?
Have u ever stopped
to take a deep breath
and exhale
to relieve the stress in your chest?
Have u ever stopped
to thank your lucky stars
that u led a good life
and your not behind bars?
Have u ever stopped
to think of a war-torn country
where food is scarce
and your country so full of bounty? Have u ever stopped

to count your blessings
and thank your God
for your life filled with learned lessons?
Have u ever stopped
to think of another
who might not have
quite as much as another?
Have u ever stopped
to look at a butterfly
and wonder how it would feel
to soar and explore?
Have u ever stopped
and truly looked deep down to your core
and learned who u really are?

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