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Jun 22, 2019 18:26:48

My favorite poem

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Julia Saxena

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Usually, I don't pay much attention to poetry. I don't seek it out. But there's one poem that I've saved in my Evernote and that's definitely worth sharing. Here it is.


Slow Dance - by David L. 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’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.


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    @juliasaxena I'm sure somewhere on the flipside somebody is saying life's too short to slow down. But I like this better.

    Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jun 23, 2019 10:09:44
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      @gabrielgreco I think by slowing down and appreciating every moment instead of letting it rush by we actually have a longer life.

      Julia Saxena avatar Julia Saxena | Jun 23, 2019 06:50:17
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      @juliasaxena I think so too

      Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jun 23, 2019 19:13:52
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    @juliasaxena - good one.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 22, 2019 15:29:12
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