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.
Do you know the author?
No.A friend in Oregon sent it to me.it's touching and beautiful!I wanted to pass it on...:Qwark
It is quite poignant, indeed. Wish we knew more about him or her, and could thank this person for sharing their work.
A teenage girl wrote it. Her cancer is terminal.I apologize for not mentioning that.Qwark
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.
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.
tsmog:You are very welcome!Qwark
Martie;It certainly does!The E-mail said her cancer was terminal.What a beautiful unfulfilled mind to waste!Qwark
If you can let her know that RT on HP says "thank you" for sharing her work, please do.
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
So beautiful. Thanks for the share.
You are very welcome Raf!Qwark
I have read this poem before but it was a long time ago. Thank you Qwark for refreshing my perspectives:)
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