slow down............  

horatio1815 46M/35F
155 posts
3/25/2006 9:29 am

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4/17/2006 2:03 am

slow down............

this was sent to me via email, i had to share it as it touched me so much, it just makes you stop to feel the rain on your face, to watch the sea break with such passion, and to really appreciate what we do have, it lessens what we dont have.....

Slow dance

This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl
in a New >York Hospital. It was sent by a medical

Have you ever stood & watched kids on a
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'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Do you run through each day
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
You'd 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 seen his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die because you never had time
To call and say,"Hi"

You'd 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.

runzwithknives 59F

3/25/2006 1:32 pm

Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. A good lesson and goal for all of us.


horatio1815 46M/35F

3/25/2006 2:52 pm

thanks rosa, it really got to me, i hope other people hear it too.

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