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    :cry: This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital.

    It! was sent by a medical doctor – Make sure to read what is in the closing statement AFTER THE POEM.


    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.

    PLEASE pass this mail on to everyone you know – even to those you don’t know! It is the request of a special girl who will soon leave this world due to cancer.

    This young girl has 6 months left to live, and as her dying wish, she wanted to send a letter telling everyone to live their life to the fullest, since she never will.

    She’ll never make it to prom, graduate from high school, or get married and have a family of her own.

    By you sending this to as many people as possible, you can give her and her family a little hope, because with every name that this is sent to, The American Cancer Society will donate 3 cents per name to her treatment and recovery plan. One guy sent this to 500 people! So I know that we can at least send it to 5 or 6. It’s not even your money, just your time!

    Dr. Dennis Shields, Professor
    Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology
    1300 Morris Park Avenue
    Bronx, New York 10461


    Don’t understand your reply “not really”


    Weather, click on the link that “not really” in Benedict’s post directs to, or put it into your browser – http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/medical/slowdance.asp

    I almost never forward on messages like this, which most people with an email adress seem to get daily if not more often. Ones like the above listed don’t harm anyone I don’t think, but they do numb people’s senses to such pleas to the extent that if ever a real one showed up in my mailbox, it just might get deleted without further ado on account of the boy crying wolf one or two billion times to many.


    I got e-mail from a relative,but now I see it’s a hoax,thanks for info.

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