Wednesday, September 22, 2010

You Better Slow Down

Its been a while since I last shared a poem. This one has been with me since 2005. I printed and pasted on my workstation, even from the old workplace till here.

You Better Slow Down. - author unknown

Have you ever watched kids on a merry go round
or listened to the rain lapping 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 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'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast
Time is short
The music won't last

Ever told a child
We'll do it tomorrow
And in your haste, not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good frienship 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,
Its like an unopened gift...
Thrown away...
Life is not a race,
Do take it slower,
Hear the music,
Before the song is over..


  1. Jeet,
    Suka la baca poem tuh :). True indeed! Now and then it's good to just pause, look around and take a breather.

  2. aida, best kan, sesuai utk releks kan minda ;)


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