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Slow Dance – by David L. Weatherford

April 5, 2009


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
or 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 some where
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.



 ” I believe that most of my writing reflects the fact that I have essentially distilled my primary values down to two core life essentials that undergird everything that truly matters: God and Love.  These are the answers to every question that I consider to be important.  Because of them, I am able to find joy and meaning in each day, look forward to the future with hope rather than fear, and endure all hurts along the way.  God and Love provide the guideposts for my life journey; I hope that you have found what lights your path. ”  – David L. Weatherford, child psychologist.
David L. Weatherford  
2 Comments leave one →
  1. Leza Raley-Labrador permalink
    April 5, 2009 8:10 pm


  2. April 5, 2009 12:47 pm

    May life be a never ending crescendo =)

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