Black Poetry : SLOW DOWN or SLOW DANCE

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  1. GrandHustle

    GrandHustle Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Slow Down

    Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round,
    or listened to rain slapping the ground?
    Ever followed in a butterfly's erratic flight,
    or gazed at the sun fading into the 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 are asked "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 seen his sorrow?
    Ever lost touch, let a good 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.


    Author-Anonymous

    A friend shared this poem with me years ago. I searched the net for and thought I would post it here.
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    very well done by this author ....
    also note in the future we try to get the ok from the author or site link
    before posting there work here , without their permission......

    thankz for sharing a mindful piece of life to slow down !
     
  3. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you for sharing this stop and smell the roses piece with us.
     
  4. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for sharing this poem...

    Peace
    Angel
     
  5. Sweet baby_face

    Sweet baby_face Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Such a true message.
    Slow down to see the true
    finer things in life.
    Very nice.
     
  6. Onichika

    Onichika Active Member MEMBER

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    Wow I needed that poem,
    lately I been feeling i need to get all these things done our my life won't get on track.
     
  7. Tantrum

    Tantrum Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That was wonderful
    I think alot of people should ingulp this
    Reality check
     
  8. spicybrown

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    touching........forces one to stop & think:picture:
     
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