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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Slow Dance

 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."

- Anonymous -

I am in a very contemplative mood today.
xx

10 comments:

  1. i love this. . . whenever you read it, it makes you think:)

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  2. Beautiful my friend!! love the photo!! I am sure they are dancing tango!!, I used to dance tango alot!!
    Have a great week!
    Lidia

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  3. Wow, that is such a beautiful poem, love the dancing feet too.
    Hope you feel like dancing slowly sometime soon.

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  4. Contemplative moods are good - a sad face is good for the heart - usually it brings about a peace of mind or helps you reach a decision. I've saved this poem on e mail before. Would be lovely to incorporate into a scrapbook album somehow.

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  5. Rush and distraction are diseases of the day.
    This should be pinned to every household's fridge as a reminder!

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  6. So Beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing this with us!!!! Love it!!!

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  7. I feel like a just took a very deep breathe. Beautiful

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