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Slow dance poem

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    Tim D
    Participant

     

     

    Slow 
    Dance 

    This 
    is a poem 
    written by a teenager with cancer.

    She wants to 
    see how many 
    people get her poem. 

    It is quite the poem 
    Please pass it
      
    on.

    This 

    poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a 
    New York 

    Hospital.

    It was sent 
    by

    a medical doctor – 
    Make sure to read what is in the closing statement 
    AFTER THE 
    POEM.

    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.

    ———— 
    ——– 

    FORWARDED 
    E-MAILS ARE TRACKED TO OBTAIN THE TOTAL 
    COUNT.

    Dear All: 
    PLEASE pass this mail on to everyone you know – 
    even to those you don't 
    know! It is the request of a special girl who will soon 
    leave this world 
    due to cancer.

    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.

    By you sending 
    this to as many people as 
    possible, you can give her and her family a 
    little hope, because with every name 
    that this is sent to, The American 
    Cancer Society will donate 3 cents per name 
    to her treatment and recovery 
    plan. One guy sent this to 500 people! So I know 
    that we can at least send 
    it to 5 or 6. It's
    not even your money, just 
    your 
    time!

    PLEASE PASS ON AS A LAST REQUEST. 

    10462 

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      washoegal
      Participant

      Beautiful poem, thanks for sharing. 

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      washoegal
      Participant

      Beautiful poem, thanks for sharing. 

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