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Sunday, January 29, 2006

A last wish for a gurl...

A DYING WISH
T his 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.

SLOW DANCE
Have you ever watched kidsOn a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rainSlapping 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 dayOn the fly?
When you ask How are you?
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is doneDo you lie in your bed
With the next hundred choresRunning through your head?
You'd better slow downDon'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 timeTo 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.


-------------------- FORWARDED E-MAILS ARE TRACKED TO OBTAIN THE TOTAL COUNT.Dear All:PLEASE pass this mail on to everyone you know - even to those you don't know!It is the request of a special girl whowill 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 livetheir life to the fullest, since she never will.She'll never make it to prom, graduate from highschool, 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 Societywill donate 3 cents per name to her treatment and recovery plan.One guy sent this to 500 people! So I know that we canat least send it to 5 or 6 --- (just think ,it could be you one day). It's not even your money, just your time!PLEASE PASS ON AS A LAST REQUESTDr.
Dennis Shields,
ProfessorDepartment of Developmental and Molecular Biology
1300 Morris Park Avenue Bronx, New York 10461

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