Poetry

Slow dance

This poem is originally written by child psychologist  David L. Weatherford

(This poem is for all of us who is life deferrer. Who wants to live life some day and not today and not now.)

Have you ever watched kids

on a  merry-go-round ?

 

Or listen 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  hundreds 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 the 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  you 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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