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Merry Christmas

This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital. It was sent by a medical doctor - Dr. Yeou Cheng Ma. Please do what you can to help fulfill this young girl's dream .
I thought you might enjoy reading this just before your Christmas


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'd 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.
2 Responses
Avatar universal
Hi rahim!
This is a nice poem but it has been going around for a while but it was not written by a terminally ill girl.
A doctor who likes to write poetry wrote it. If you go to snopes you will see his name and you can go to his website..

Its snowing here and I am stuck in the house!
Totally bored so I am reading all the forums. lol Its pretty much dead in all the forums these days. The old days are long gone when the forums were hopping.

take care:)
1028452 tn?1537448484
Hello Myown
Thanks for the information, looks like there are dif. kinds of infs. on sites yhese days.
I like snow, why don't you call me come over and have a hot coffee with a long chat, including exciting snow ball play outside of the house, for the sake of good old hopping forums.......lol
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