A Teenager with cancer writes a poem

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  1. qwark profile image61
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    If this doesn't make your heart weep, nothing will!


    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.

    1. RTalloni profile image91
      RTalloniposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Do you know the author?

      1. qwark profile image61
        qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        No.

        A friend in Oregon sent it to me.

        it's touching and beautiful!

        I wanted to pass it on...smile:

        Qwark

        1. RTalloni profile image91
          RTalloniposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          It is quite poignant, indeed.  Wish we knew more about him or her, and could thank this person for sharing their work.

          1. qwark profile image61
            qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            A teenage girl wrote it.

            Her cancer is terminal.

            I apologize for not mentioning that.

            Qwark

  2. MartieCoetser profile image88
    MartieCoetserposted 7 years ago

    Why must we always first face death before we realize how precious life is? This poem truly sounds like the crying of an wide-awakened heart.

    1. tsmog profile image80
      tsmogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. This is an answer to a prayer. I'm gon'na put my shoes on real slow today before going to work. Again, thank you.

      1. qwark profile image61
        qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        tsmog:

        You are very welcome!

        Qwark

    2. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Martie;

      It certainly does!

      The E-mail said her cancer was terminal.

      What a beautiful unfulfilled mind to waste!

      Qwark

      1. RTalloni profile image91
        RTalloniposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        If you can let her know that RT on HP says "thank you" for sharing her work, please do.

        1. qwark profile image61
          qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I most certainly would if I could.
          Her name was not mentioned in the E-mail.
          It contained just her poem and her wish for it to be shared.
          I would do as you and let her know I read it if I could.
          Qwark

  3. Rafini profile image87
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    So beautiful.  Thanks for the share.

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You are very welcome Raf!

      Qwark

  4. cindi h profile image73
    cindi hposted 7 years ago

    I have read this poem before but it was a long time ago. Thank you Qwark for refreshing my perspectives:)smilesmile

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      YW Cindi...smile:

 
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