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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.

[Editor’s Note]: This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl with cancer in a New York Hospital. With only 6-months to live, it was sent by a medical doctor. Since she will never make it to prom, graduate from high school, get married, or have a family of her own, her dying wish was to send a letter telling everyone to live their life to the fullest. By you sending this poem to as many people as possible, you can give her and her family a little hope.

WHY

Why?
Do we poison
And pollute
Our blue skies
Why?
Do we put toxins
In the seas that wash
In with the tides
Why?
Do we cut down
The trees that without
We can’t breath
All in the name of
Money and greed
Why?

There must be
Another way I sigh
Why?
There must be
A way to save
Our skies
Why?
Because if the
Destruction
Doesn’t end
Our lands will
Be barren
And our seas
Will be spent.
Why?

Why?
Because in this
Day and age
I find it hard
To believe
That we can’t fix
The problems
Naturally
Why?
In such scientific times
Not one answer
Or one solution
I don’t understand
Why?
There is so much confusion
Why?

Why?
Are we blind
To see the wool
that’s constantly
Pulled over our eyes
Why?
Are walking towards
Our own end like
Hypnotised zombies
No one to defend
Everyone following
The same old trends
Why?
I will take the first step
Back to reality I just
Wish the whole word
Would follow me
Why?
Because then we
All would be free
And the world we live in
Will come alive and
For future generations
They will go on and thrive.
by Keely Bryant