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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Slow dance....the dance wont last


This is a poem is claimed to have been written by a teenager with cancer, a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital. Regardless of the original source, it speaks to me, a challenge of living the moment that we so often forget.




S L O W D A N C E:


by Davic L. Weatherford




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.