Slow Dance – Poem by a terminally ill cancer patient

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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