One Minute Affair With Peace

Busyness presses down, in, around

And the roses grown dim.

Stealing senses

Robbing of smell, taste, touch.

Hamster-wheel mind-numbs

Creating needless constant crisis.

But I steal away.

And breath returns.

One minute

To smile, look, absorb.

One minute

To slow like taffy.


A one-minute affair with peace



Author: Andrew Zahn

I'm a son, husband, dad, business owner, actor and good sleeper/eater. On this blog, I pave a highway for creative growth by providing food, water, and shelter for those wishing to live, work, and play with creative zest.

  • Excellent. Needed this today. 13 hour road trip to Nashville, 1 hour sleep. Wide awake with anxiety about choking on the air with Dave today. I need SEVERAL of these “one minutes”.

    I love that you had to throw some candy in there somewhere, too!
    Classic Andrew.

    • Andrew Zahn

      It’s gonna be a great weekend for you and your family! Congrats!

      And yes, had to sneak some taffy-gooey-goodness in there!

  • Diane Zahn

    Chuck Swindoll calls them “mini-vacations” and says they are essential . . .

    • Andrew Zahn

      I’m about to take a mini-vacation for two days… a weekend!!!!

  • Nice work on the poetry Andrew! Important and essential to take the breaks for peace!

    • Andrew Zahn

      Thanks for encouraging us to do some poetry Dave!

  • Todd Foley

    Read this the other day, hopefully it resonates with you as well: β€œIt is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.” – K.T. Jong

    • Andrew Zahn

      That’s a good word right there Todd!

  • What a great poem and reminder. It is important to take time to be still.

    • Andrew Zahn

      Thanks for dropping in Dan!

  • Your poem brings a smile and a relaxing breath. Thank you!;-)

    • Andrew Zahn

      Thanks Virginia.

  • Exactly.

  • Powerful poem, Andrew – and a great reminder to take time to be still and find peace.