Slow Dance

I am personally not big on chain letters that are passed along with promises of a blessing or luck if you forward it along also or a curse or bad luck if you break the chain by not sending it out to all your contacts; however,  this poem is worth reading & consideration…

Slow Dance 

    This is a poem written

 by a teenager with cancer.

      She wants to see how 

         many people get her


           It is quite a poem, 

          please pass it on. 

      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.



          THE TOTAL COUNT.

                    Dear All: 

         PLEASE pass this mail 

       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.

      By you sending this to as      

       many people as possible,      

          you can give her and 

         her family a little hope,       

      because with every name 

        that this is sent to, 

   the American Cancer Society      

   will donate 3 cents per name 

          to her treatment and      

                recovery plan.  

      One guy sent this to 500          


     So I know that we can at      

         least send it to 5 or 6.


       It’s not even your money, 

             just your time! 

         Please read and forward … 


Beetle’s personal note:

Again,  I don’t know if this is a true source of just based on a true scenario. Many of us get crazy emails, chain letters, sent to us an some are so outrageous they tell us that if we don’t pass it on we’ll be cursed with bad luck or even face certain death. We are also promised that if we do pass it on we’ll be blessed. I don’t agree with any of that, however,  I share this poem, because regardless of it’s true origin of source I find it very helpful, meaningful and worth consideration.

I hope you do to.

In Christ, Beetle 


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