You Better Slow Down

  1. You Better Slow Down
    By: Author Unknown

    Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round,
    or listened to rain slapping the ground?
    Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight,
    or gazed at the sun fading into the 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 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 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's like an unopened gift thrown away.

    Life is not a race, so take it slower,
    hear the music before the song is over
  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   stressedlpn
    So true Brownie, so true.
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    ah, yes!
    Hmmmm... nice

  6. by   night owl
    Some people just don't know how to relax! Sad isn't it? Pretty soon it'll all be over just like this...{{{POOF!}}}
  7. by   Tookie
    Great poem and evocative thoughts
  8. by   aimeee
    A good reminder for us all.
  9. by   nightingale
    Thank you for sharing the poem Brown. It is a great reminder!

  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    thanks for sharing.....i agree.
  11. by   live4today
    Very true poetry, Brownie. Thanks for sharing. :kiss

    LIfe is soooooooo much shorter than any of us realize. Enjoy the best part of it before it's over........whatever that may be for you all. :kiss
  12. by   Brownms46
    If that's a little boy...I guess we all know what happened to those towels! This poem made me really think....since I was axniously awaiting the end of my contract, and already looking toward the next. Made me realize I should take it one day at time, and enjoy the sights along the way. Glad you liked it..
  13. by   shygirl
    Wow, I just came up from the basement, out of breath from trying to do laundry and clean and try to watch a program on TV, all the while trying to bake some cookies. I came in the computer room to sit for a second and see what is going on. I read your poem. It is so true.
    I feel sad now. How do I get everything I need to get done and still have time to slow down.
    I don't know how to slow down.
  14. by   Brownms46
    You just did Shygirl ! You took time to read...and you take time to interact with others here. Believe me some folks don't even do that... Sometimes life has us in a tail spin....and we need to take time to take the focus off of ourselves...and give others our attention...and that you do very well..