david l. weatherhead

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 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. 

-David L. Weatherhead