“Slow Dance” (Poem by Jessica Mydek, 1997)

Posted By on May 17, 2011 |


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 fly
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 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 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.

 

NOTE:
The words in this poem are poignant and timeless, which is why it has been added to this blog.  However, it is also being circulated as a “Chain Letter”, so if you receive any message about sending money, please do your due diligence to check out sources!  Do a search on Jessica Mydek and you’ll see feedback about the chain letters.

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