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Slow Dance

This poem was written by a terminally
ill young girl in a New York Hospital.
It was sent by a doctor -

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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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Comments (3)

This is full of feeling and brave, showing others (really, strangers) the inner working of your heart and love. A poem, I think, written as much for yourself as for its subject. S x
What a heartfelt plea, I feel the pain when you wrote this but you penned it beautifully and strongly too. I hope you get some reprieve and your heart gets time to heal, a way forward whatever that may be. HG: -) xx
That is a strong poem I like it, again you put your heart down on paper your words tell the strugel you fight with your heart and your mind lovely poem Did he walk away? ? was you strong? ?