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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Some Perspective on Life and the Living

Mom shared this poem with me. She received it as a "forward" via email from a dear friend. I suppose messages like this one put things into perspective. To me, as a cat, it is sad to note that I will likely out-live this child.
DMM

This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital. It was sent by a medical doctor - Make sure to read what is in the closing statement AFTER THE POEM.

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.


PLEASE pass this message on to everyone you know - even to those you don't know! It is the request of a special girl who will soon leave this world due to cancer. This young girl has 6 months left to live, and as her dying wish, she wanted to send a letter telling everyone to live their life to the fullest, since she never will.

She'll never make it to prom, graduate from high school, or get married and have a family of her own.

Dr. Dennis Shields, Professor
Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, New York 10461

1 comment:

daniel s. said...

DaisyMae, honey. I won't criticize the message in the poem; it is a nice sentiment. But the email itself is almost certainly a fraud -- the computer equivalent of a chain letter. The "send it to everyone you know" is usually a give away.

See here or here for more information.


Sorry.

dan