POEMS TO MAKE YOU THINK: “Slow dance” (your life)

 

It is said that this poem which is circulating all over,  was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital and  submitted by her doctor. However, upon further research the real author is: David L. Weatherford

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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.

David L. Weatherford
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. love the message-though, what a heartbreaking source.

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  2. it is heartbreaking indeed! I hope her wisdom can live on in our hearts…

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  3. LindaP says:

    So touching and wise !

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