Louise Brown

Rookie (29/12/1992 / woden hospital canberra)

Slow Dance - Poem by Louise Brown

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.


Comments about Slow Dance by Louise Brown

  • (5/15/2006 3:49:00 AM)


    we do need to count our blessings...good things come in small packages...poem flowed...nalini (Report) Reply

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  • (5/11/2006 2:18:00 AM)


    yes hear every beat of the music and live life so fully. great message (Report) Reply

  • (5/10/2006 3:18:00 AM)


    This is so true of life today, we all are so much in a hurry and we do not take it slow down. Nicely written, I liked it very much.


    Scott
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, July 23, 2010


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