Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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'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.


Credited to David L. Weatherford

8 comments:

hélène said...

That so true... it's something I repeat to myself
everyday. The most precious time to live is the
present. Wish you a beautiful present...

Di Overton said...

That is beautiful and so true.

Q said...

Wonderful poem!
I am so slow...
Thank you,
Sherry

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

Beautiful

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

So lovely and so true. Thank you for the gentle reminder.

All Things Bright and Beautiful....Creative Flair Chic said...

dear Gypsy,

Thank you for this timely reminder as my son tries to get my attention by biting his sister for the second night in a row whilst I'm feeding her & blogging at the same time!!

Off the computer All things Bright!!!

Ive just linked you - love your blog

Merisi said...

Thank you for the very timely reminder! I promise I will try to do better. :-)

theredvelvetshoe said...

Thank you for sharing this poem and making me slow down. . .there are so many demands but we have to remember who and what is most important.
Thanks, again!
Michelle

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