Slow Dance

Received this as an e-mail some time back, have preserved it since. It is quite common on the internet and you might have come across it but I really liked this poem and wanted to share it, just for the record. Do tell me what you think of it.

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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