Saturday, 20 February 2010

SLOW DANCE: David L. Weatherford

SLOW DANCE:  David L. Weatherford

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round,
or listened to rain slapping the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight,
or gazed at the sun fading into the 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 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 friendship die,
'cause you never had time to call and say hi?

You 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's like an unopened gift thrown away.

Life isn't a race, so take it slower,
hear the music before your song is over.

http://www.davidlweatherford.com/slowdance.html




Thank you David for your kind comment.
i had been bit 'away' from blogging these days.
now i attach your video on to this post.

www.davidflatau.co.uk  

1 comment:

dflatau said...

Dear friend, I set David's beautiful poem Slow Dance Last year and he wrote me an email saying how much he enjoyed this setting. I know there have been others. I understand David Weatherford passed away recently but cannot find any details about it. If you log onto my website:
www.davidflatau.co.uk you can read about my music career, and if you log onto www.youtube.com/dflatau you can find my musical rendition of his song, which I have performed at concerts. If you have time click on uploads to hear other songs of mine, Pity The Young and the poem If by Rudyard Kipling. WarmGreeings David Flatau