either fast or slow;
a metronome, when I practised piano,
showed timing made everything flow.

It helped me keep my tempo right
without tapping my feet
and I learned to play so my teacher smiled -
it made her day complete.

I haven't seen a metronome
in many many years
so when I came across this gif
my eyes swelled up with tears.

I know that through the years of my life
the lesson of time led my way;
it has taught me to focus, listen, and know
I have twenty-four hours in a day.

I've learned along the way -
to count my blessings, love my neighbour,
and above all, take time to pray.

Joan Adams Burchell
January 13, 2003

Inspirational Poetry