Slow Down and Look Around… Where Are We Going and Where Have We Come From?

earthIt’s our world, our planet

It needs a little support right now

Stretch out your hearts and demand it

Does anyone even know how?

Love, caring, and sharing

Uniting to become as one

How is your personal journey faring?

How do we know if we’ve won?

Do we always have to win?

It isn’t a puzzle or game

Who determines what is and isn’t sin?

Do we react just to acquire wealth and fame?

What does fame without health do for each of us personally

When it feels like everything is worsening?

Is it? Or is it measured by what we hear;

What we fear; what we hold dear; what brings us to tears?

So many questions and too few answers…

Look in the mirror, the reflection of each

Soul, person, mind, heart to reach and teach

Only what we know as truth, one at a time

About equality and how to nurture the future

How to tighten the ties in unity that bind

One to the other, lifting up the spirit of another

In peace, in support, “In God we trust…”

Don’t always be in a state of rush

Slow down and let yourself get grounded

Breathe in calmness and happiness

Let go and listen to the whisper of hushed tranquility and unity…

eagle and flag

God Bless The United States of America

Have a happy, loving, safe 4th of July!

From Deborah A. Bowman,


How Does Time Get Away From Us

Time for Silence
The seconds of our life are ticking by. We need to make time for Silence and cherish every second, every breath.

How does time get away from us?

We try to do so much … too much!

In our crazy active lives, tasks go quick

But there are more things to make us tick.

We don’t want  to  be left behind

When new technology fills the mind.

The rapid influx of innovation

Calls to us in demanding recreation.

We want to try everything…

See everything…

Do everything…


So time gets gobbled up

Like a feast that we sup

And we look back and lament

That time is no longer urgent.

We forget what we must do first

Overcome by hunger and thirst

For news and info and games and fame.

Slow down a little, enjoy silence.

Let peace and calm be your dance.