St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
8:30 AM - What’s All the Rushin’ Fer?

John Pfister

I’m just kinda lazy today, a ponderin’ ‘round
This dusty ole’ road where confusions abound
You’alls crazy, helter-skelter, frazzled days
Likabuncha busy ants, a scurryin’ every which ways
Buckin’ life--like a horse with a saddle n’ a burr
Still I’m a wonderin’; what’s all the rushin’ fer?

It seems every person is almost a runnin’
No time for just hey! a smile, or good funnin’
Runnin’ and runnin’ -here and dare -both hither and yon
I see mostly their backsides, n’ then they are gone
When did just takin’ yer time begin to cause such a stir?
Still I’m a wonderin’; what’s all the rushin’ fer?

Why-for cain’t you dither?  Why cain’t you slow down?
Iff’in your dead, this ole’ world keeps spinnin’ ‘round
All that stuff could surely wait just a small little bit
Would it killya to dawdle, and just take a sit?
When yer list overtakes ya, and yer whole life’s a blur
You should just start a wonderin’; what’s all the rushin’ fer?

So consider this advice when you just keep on a hurryin’
Jesus said a man gains not single hour with his worryin’
So keep rememberin’ the sayin’, “stop and smell the flowers”
Sit for a spell wit’ your friends -and while away yer hours
For someday their gone, a hole remains where they were
And you’ll still be a wonderin’; what’s all the rushin’ fer?

 Rushing

Photo
Br. Cassian Elkins, OSB


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