Slow Dance  

Rdy2doit 53M
1532 posts
4/1/2006 12:56 pm
Slow Dance


I am told this poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York
Hospital. Her goal was to share her insight with as many of us as possible. I found her message personally meaningful, and thought my friends might benefit from it, too. Find a quiet moment, read it, and think about her message.



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'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 see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Cause 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.

warmandsexy52 66M
13164 posts
4/2/2006 5:13 am

I am truly touched. Thank you for sharing.


hugs4uagain 40F

4/2/2006 8:28 am

words so true touched my heart!!

hugs xx


Toodela 60M
1747 posts
4/2/2006 12:17 pm

I experience many times each day when one or some of these wonders of life touches my soul. I'm familiar with the poem and it is a wonder in itself. It is scary how many people do not take this time to ponder the simple beauties of life, even in cities, buildings ... everywhere if you just care to look and to see ...

ΓΏ


Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.

~One Minute in Life~



Allsleeky 37F

4/7/2006 9:51 am

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.

I like it!


rm_PurryKitty2 49M/51F
9753 posts
4/9/2006 8:27 am

That was beautiful..........

Purry {=}

Purry


HBowt2 60F

4/11/2006 11:50 am

yep...sometimes we don't listen to the music of life....


racingcrazy67 51M

4/17/2006 2:57 am

That is beautiful and so true. Very moving and thank you.


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