Slow Dance- by David Weatherford

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.
 
Poignant poem, meant for me?  Love to race, and train for races, and now LOVING learning how to relish and savor the moments in between, be responsible and effective with my time to eliminate the blurry vision, rushing and randomness, finding the freedom to embrace my life!  YEEHAW:-)
 
 

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