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Life in the Slower Lane



Slow down, it's about time
You've reached your destination
way ahead of schedule
having spent your whole life
in the fast lane
both literally and figuratively.
Put on the brakes, rest a while
You've achieved your goals
much earlier than most
but what have you accomplished
besides burning rubber and gas?
Much like the proverbial hare
waiting for the tortoise
while all the while along the way
missing out on the scenery.
To take the freeway or the byways?
All you can do now is
watch others living life
in the slower lane
wishing you could start all over again.
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Submitted on September 02, 2012

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I am a neurologist, who writes mostly medical articles for publication. When I have time, I tend to write essays and forums, sometimes for our local newspaper in areas that interest me, some of which may be quite controversial. I love "point" and "counterpoint", having been a co-captain of my Hi-school debate team. Poetry is not my genre of choice. I do it when some subjects prompts me, but I do find solitude in it. more…

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