Slow dance

16 Aug

Got this on IP, a rare sensible multicast.
Still remember the first time I read it. No I didn’t bawl my lungs out, but was silent for a long time. A reality we don’t wanna face that life will pass by while we plan and plot for tomorrow.

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


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.


Posted by on August 16, 2006 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “Slow dance

  1. Anonymous

    October 12, 2006 at 5:25 pm

    nice…hv nothin else 2 say…silence speaks better than words…

    again m impressed…
    ur anonymous frens…

  2. Life Lover

    October 24, 2006 at 7:13 pm

    beautiful 🙂 she didn’t leave anything left to be said…


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