Time to take a break…

I usually don’t do forwards or crap like that, but this morning when i received this particular poem, i just had to share it.

So often we get so caught up in our lives, we forget to smell the daisies, or be thankful for the little things that we have. We tend to concentrate more on the material things and our desire to acquire worldly material objects that will not enrich us in the long run.

This was written by a young girl who was diagnosed with cancer. I don’t know if she survived it or not, but her poem was something i needed to share.

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.


8 thoughts on “Time to take a break…

  1. That poem’s been on taped to my closet for almost a decade now, and every time I open it I read a few lines.
    Though of course, a decade ago, every time I read that poem, I was also petrified that I was going to die and the “music won’t last”

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