21 May 2009

On a reflective note

I got this as an email, I don't know how true this is. It is supposed to be a poem written by a young cancer sufferer and wanted it to get out to many people. I don't like sending chain emails/letters but I liked the reflectiveness of the words and chose to put it on the blog.

So Jennifer if you are out there, here's to you.

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 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.

2 comments:

Chapati said...

I've seen that one before too, and love it. Really good pause for thought :)

Dark Side said...

I have also seen it before but it still does make you stop and think..xx