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January 29, 2010

Slow Dance - **Special Request**

I received this in my email today, and along with forwarding it, I decided to post it as well.
I love the words and the meaning in this poem.
So many truths.

Have a good weekend everyone ... and slow dance.


This is a poem written by a teenager with cancer.
As her dying wish, she wanted to tell as many people as she could
to live life to their fullest.



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.

2 Comments:

At 1/29/10, 4:16 PM , OpenID daisyfae said...

nice reminder that part of living hard is listening carefully...

 
At 1/31/10, 12:32 AM , Blogger BlazngScarlet said...

Yes it is.
Not always easy to do either.

 

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