Merely a Moment

So much can happen, in merely a moment,
In merely a moment the whole world can change.
Each second, the vulture will flap his wings once,
While the hummingbird’s wings will beat seventy times.
Each second, the dragonfly flies fifty feet,
Four babies are born – and two people die.

So much can happen, in merely a moment,
In merely a moment your whole world can change.
Each minute, your heart pumps five litres of blood,
Through seventy heart-beats that show you’re alive.
One minute, and you’ll read roughly 300 words,
Some make you laugh – and some make you cry.

So much can happen, in merely a moment,
In merely a moment your whole world can change.
One moment you’re dreaming of fairy-tale endings,
With your head on a pillow and mind in the clouds.
Light breaks through the darkness and into your reverie,
Collecting your worries, absorbed in a shroud.

For merely a moment, all is serene,
You float at the surface, untroubled by thought.
A birdsong is heard as your eyes flicker open –
In rushes the frantic awareness you’d fought.
For merely a moment, all’s not as it seems,
You’re free of your worries, your struggles, your pain.
You rid yourself of all of the difficult memories,
But the sun shone too brightly and now it must rain.

For only a moment, the rain will seem heavy,
As it pours and collects, a lagoon at your feet.
But you’ll only feel dampened for merely a moment
If you ditch your umbrella and let the rain in.
Let it fall down and wash all away,
As you welcome the view of a brighter day.
So much can happen, in merely a moment
In merely a moment the whole world can change.

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