What an insightful poem. Life is so short! Take a deep breath and just enjoy the moment. From now on I promise I will start to appreciate and notice the little things in life. I bet you forgot how beautiful the clouds are? Or how about that flower bed? The sound of the ocean waves? It’s June already! Look how much of year is already behind us. Life is so short, stop taking life so seriously and enjoy right now.
This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital
*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.*
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.

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