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March 28, 2011 / Donna

SLOW DANCE

Butterflies

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 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’s like an unopened gift thrown away.

Life is not a race, so take it slower,
hear the music before the song is over.

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I received this poem several years ago as a chain letter and then again last week. However, the original author is David L. Weatherford.

It has a real good message.  Let’s face it what are we racing for… we are here for an experience so we might as well enjoy that experience.

~TAKE YOUR TIME AND JUST BE IN THE MOMENT!~

Because once it’s gone it’s gone.  You can never get that moment back.

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Namaste!

Donna

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About the Author

David L. Weatherford is a child psychologist with published poems in“Chicken Soup for the Soul”. If you want to enjoy more of David’s beautiful writings, please visit www.davidlweatherford.com

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