Thursday, August 22, 2013

Slow Dance



Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down. Don't dance so fast.
Time is short. The music won’t last.

Do you run through each day on the fly?
When you ask how are you? Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores running through your head!

You better slow down. Don't dance so fast.
Time is short. The music won’t last.

Ever told your child, we'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste, not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time to call and say,'Hi'

You better slow down. Don't dance so fast.
Time is short. The music won’t last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift thrown away.

Life is not a race. Do take it slower
Hear the music before the song is over.

This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital. This young girl has 6 months left to live, and as her dying wish, she wanted to send a letter telling everyone to live their life to the fullest, since she never will. She'll never make it to prom, graduate from high school, or get married and have a family of her own.

Marilyn Marsh
mmarsh2@comcast.net

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