March 31, 2016

A Poem about the Secret to Life.


Do you know the feeling when timing just sucks? And have you ever experienced the bliss of perfect timing—that wonderful moment when everything just seems to fit?

I once asked a very happy, elderly man about his secret to life.

His answer: “Life is about timing.“

This reply, as well as personal experiences with timing, have inspired me to write this poem.

Dear Timing,

Sometimes you’re too early
Sometimes you’re too late.
You provide us with joy,
and then close a gate.

You make things collide
You make the world move.
And only you heal,
of what you approve.

There are things that you see
that I’m yet to learn.
Oceans to cross
and wheels still to turn.

In life we develop,
on our journey we grow.
What is not yet revealed
You already know.

I am asking you timing,
Do you know my true self?
Do you keep all the answers
in my book on your shelf?

Am I on the right path
no more lost in the maze?
I know I am close now,
I can feel your embrace.

I’m here in the moment,
there is no further fight.
I’m no longer waiting,
Now the timing is right.


Never stop believing. Everything will come to you in exactly the right moment.


Author: Lilian Güntsche

Editor: Toby Israel

Image: Veri Ivanova/Unsplash


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