Slow Down And Slow Dance

This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital.

It is the request of a special girl who will soon leave this world due to cancer.
This young girl has 6 months left to live, and as her dying wish, she wanted to tell everyone to live their life to the fullest, since she never will.
She’ll never make it to prom, graduate from high school, or get married and have a family of her own.

Initiator-
Dr. Dennis Shields, Professor
Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx , New York 10461

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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  1. Arun

    Thanks for visting my blog heartmates.blogspot.com. I have found some interesting topics in your blog. Keep Posting!!! Yes you can add my link to your blog.

    regards

    Arun

  2. Ea

    it’s a very touching poem indeed..

    Ea

  3. Franco

    Hi Arun and Ea..

    Yes..a touching poem isn’t it. Thanks for visiting and your comments. Nice of the both of you go say something.

    We just need to pause and take a fresh look search within ourselves on a more regularly basis to maintain sanity and simplicity.

    And Arun – I’ll add your blog to my buddy list.

    Cheers

    Franco




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