Slow Dance

(Author is a terminally ill girl who wrote this in a hospital in New York)

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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