Saturday, March 11, 2006

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'd 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.

8 comments:

Moi said...

:) so very beautifully explains the mood i am in right now! we r leaving for a trip this eve which has no planned destination, have always felt like a drifter and more so now!

wasnt it Mac davis who said u have to stop and smell the roses along the way! he cudnt have been more right!

have fun during the break!:)

3ngin33r said...

Unplanned are the best :) mostly atleast haha you have a great trip too! I don't know whether it was Davis who said that, but... I remember Bobby Valentino and his Slow Down song :P jk

Siddharth Razdan said...

Nice post, and a popular one. I had receieved the same thing almost 20 times on E-Mail.
Note: Edit the title please. Omit the "FWD".

3ngin33r said...

'cuz you asked so nicely I will Razdan. I have a habit of indicating it that way as I received the poem in a couple of forwards. thanks for stopping by ~

Siddharth Razdan said...

Oh! That was my pleasure :-)

Siddharth Razdan said...

Also I must commend you on your such a "sweet" way of replying to my comment. I liked it.

3ngin33r said...

haha thats very "sweet" of you Razdan. Doubly more so to come back in a couple of hours to say just that :)

Siddharth Razdan said...

It is not often that a stranger you encounter on cyber-space puts a smile on your face just by the means of text.
Anyways, it was a pleasure reading your blog. Doubly more so as to talking to you :-)