Poem – Slow dance

Now, a favourite poem that I am sure many of you will have seen, heard or read before but is worth reading again as it is so true and so few of us do take time to ‘slow down and smell the roses’.
We all need to, time can be so short.

‘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 eratic flight,
or gazed at the sun into the fading night.

You had 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 on your bedwith the next 100 chores running through your head.

You had 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 had 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 un-opened gift…….thrown away.

Life is not a race, Do take it slower,
Hear the music, before the song is over.

I don’t know who wrote this, prehaps someone can let me know.