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Author: Mojoris1n One star, 50 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121774  
Subject: OT- Poem from dying young girl Date: 12/19/2000 8:40 PM
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This poem is written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital. Her last request is that this be passed on to as many people as possible, so they might enjoy the greatest gift they take for granted... LIFE!


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"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.

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As we spend a lot of our time watching the market and worrying about our future investments, perhaps we should take a little time out and reflect on our present lives and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.

John Lennon said it best, Life is what happens when your busy making other plans.


Please share this poem with friends, family, or even strangers and help fulfill the little girl's request...



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