Slow Dance, An Inspirational Poem to Live By

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Slow Dance, An Inspirational Poem to Live By

I often find myself, at the end of the day, asking what I had accomplished. Perhaps a little of this and a little of that adds up to something, but usually feels as if it was nothing. We tend to go from one chore or activity to another, watching the clock…rushing not be late…keeping to the all important schedules we put ourselves on…some by choice, others not. This inspirational poem, Slow Dance, reminds us that soon it will be tomorrow and our chance to enjoy today has passed…time that we can never get back or replace. Which one of the lines stands out the most for you? The one that I connected with begins with, Ever told your child

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.

~ Author Unknown ~

About the Author:

Grandmother of 5 great kids, retired special ed high school teacher, married since 1972 to Poppy...loves spoiling the grands, crocheting for whomever I can and charities, reading, crafts, outdoors, and blogging.

One Comment

  1. Susan Adcox 2011/04/10 at 1:38 pm

    This is a poem that I’m sure we can all relate to. I share the #1 complaint of retired people: not enough time.

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