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HRam
Posts: 16
Joined: Mar 2011

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.
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> This
>
> poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a
> New York
>
> Hospital.
>
>
>
> It was sent
> by
>
> a medical doctor -
> Make sure to read what is in the closing statement
> AFTER THE
> POEM.
>
>
>
>
> 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.
>

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SisterSledge
Posts: 342
Joined: Feb 2011

Slow Dance has been around for quite some time, but it is always a good reminder...

Carpe Diem,
Janine

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tootsie1
Posts: 5056
Joined: Feb 2008

I love that poem. I have read it before, and I love the point it makes.

*hugs*
Gail

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pete43lost_at_sea
Posts: 3908
Joined: Nov 2010

lovelly poem thanks,
pete

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