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Slow Dance - David L Weatherford



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 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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A note on - 'Slow Dance'.

You may have come across this poem before, as it was used as part of an e-mail chain letter.
The chain mail purported that the forwarding of the poem would help a cancer sufferer obtain treatment.
This is not the case and never was.
The author David L Weatherford does not know how the poem came to be associated with this hoax, nor does he endorse its inclusion.




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