Friday, November 03, 2006

Enjoy the Dance....

P.S: This poem was supposed to have been written by a terminally ill young girl in New York. At this moment I don't know who the author is, if any one of you know please do tell me.

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 choresRunning 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.

7 comments:

Sojourner said...

I doubt if the forwarded email is really true - terminally ill and all that. (I got it once in a mail.. i think a long time back.. perhaps 1.5 yrs ago?).I am sure that the message will go around for years around now, with that tag.

BTW, i think i have to stand by my latest comment on the previous post. But i do believe that sun should never set on an argument :)

The message in this poem is really nice!

Have a nice weekend shark.

Aberrant said...

simply amazing!!!
i do remember readin it somehwer...
but cant recollect...
its beautiful!

pavan kumar said...

I have seen this thing making lotsa rounds on the internet.. chain-letters and forwarding ONLY work if it involves money or senti..

pavan kumar said...

though it does make one think a bit about slowing down in today's fast-paced life.. afterall, "variety" is the spice of life, and the only thing that is constant :)

Vin said...

I m not sure about the author... but the poem is too fantastic...

the line that really touches is
"Ever told your child, We'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste, Not see his sorrow?"....

shark said...

@sojourner: As I said I have no idea about the author or the authenticity of the poem.. but I felt it was a beautiful one and hence it's up here :)

Hope you had a great weekend :)

@aberrant: Yes. Isn't that beautiful :)

@pavan: Have to agree with you on the selling strategy!
Variety is fine.. but you should stop sometimes to admire the vareity right?

@vin: I felt exactly the same!

Sojourner said...

oh i did agree that message is beautiful and I do hope that the message keeps circulating.. we can all use a reminder once in a while :)

And i had a nice weekend. Thanks for asking. Hope u had fun too (by going on a major outing, so to say, to a movie and a restaurant ;)