Slow down

Discussion in 'Poetry and Lyrics Forum' started by 2good4you, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. 2good4you

    2good4you New Member

    Hey this a poem NOT by me... but felt like sharing with u guys so here it goes.. all credit to the original poet..


    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.
  2. Subhro

    Subhro Argentina lost :"(

    i posted this poem long time back in igt.

    got it as a mail fwd.
    title was 'slow dance'
    it said in the mail that this poem was composed by a terminally ill girl frm New York. (dont know whthr it was med up or true) but it sure is one nice poem!
  3. 2good4you

    2good4you New Member

    ^ oops.. sorry i dint know that.. ya its a great poem so couldn't help posting it...
  4. CrYpTiC_angel

    CrYpTiC_angel Rebelle!

    the whole terminally-ill-girl thing was a hoax.

    sweet poem though
  5. vini

    vini Repeat Offender

    yup..very touchy poem..whoever wrote it
  6. #iR@


    like vini said... this poem is pretty touchy...
  7. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    I think you people mean touching and not touchy...

    edit: If you meant touchy, I'd like to know why you thought so.
  8. vini

    vini Repeat Offender

    lol..ya! thanks for correcting


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