Slow Dance (Life Notes)

Slow Dance (Life Notes)

by Reynaldo O Joson on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 10:57am

Slow Dance

 

This  is a poem written by a teenager who is terminally ill with cancer in a New York Hospital.

It was sent by a medical doctor.

 

This young girl has 6 months left to live, and as her dying wish, she wanted to send a letter telling 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.

 

She wants to see how many people get her poem.

It is quite the poem. Please pass it on.

 

 

(ROJ Note: Got this from my email box – 11sept25.  I like it – serves as my inspiration, reminder and reinforcement)

 

Slow Dance

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 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.

You 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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