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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Slow Dance - A poem

I received one of those chain emails that goes around but after reading Before I Fall I thought it would be quite poignant to share it with you after the review of Before I Fall was posted.

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

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.

This was the closing statement in the email please feel free to copy it and share it if you wish.
Dear All:
PLEASE pass this on to everyone you know - even to those you don't know! It is the request of a special girl who will soon leave this world due to cancer.
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.
By you sending this to as many people as possible, you can give her and her family a little hope, because with every name that this is sent to, The American Cancer Society will donate 3 cents per name to her treatment and recovery plan. PLEASE PASS ON AS A LAST REQUEST.

1 comment:

  1. I usually hate those email forwards, but this one was lovely.

    ReplyDelete

 
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