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Old 02-18-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Huntington, NY
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Default Slow Dance

Hey folks...just thought this was worth posting...kind of a reality check.
Be well
andy
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This is a poem written by a dying teenager with cancer.

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 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.
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