Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Slow Dance

This is a poem written by a teenager with cancer.She wants to see how many people get her poem.It is quite the poem. Please pass it on.This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital It was sent bya medical doctor - Make sure to read what is in the closing statement AFTER THE POEM.

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 dayOn the fly?
When you ask"How are you?"
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done
o you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?
You'd better slow downDon'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 musicBefore the song is over.
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