What is this life if full of care
We have no time to stand and stare ?
No time to stay beneath a tree ,
And watch the birds fly by so free.
No time to stop by a fashion shop
And shop until we say stop .
No time to chew our food and savour its taste
Often we shallow maggy mee in haste .
No time to stop and say hello
We often rush pass our country fellows .
No time to sleep till morning birds sing
Sometimes till dawn we never sleep a wink.
No time to read comics or watch TV
Because our workload is ever so heavy .
No time to the flowered -meadows we stray
Because they are out of the way.
No time to see the night sky full of stars
Because we are busy watching film stars.
A dull life this if full of care.
We have no time to stand and stare.
( A thousand apologies to W.H.Davies for having adapted his poem.
Because , like him , we too ,have no time to stand and stare.)