a poem a little girl wrote, she is dying of cancer

United States
November 3, 2007 7:08am CST
This 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 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. i am really not even sure if i can post this but i thought to give it a shot.its worth it for all to read and let everone know about this little child.this is a email i received from someone and i thought it was beautiful and a great idea to do. PLEASE pass this mail on to everyone you know - even to those you don't know! It is the request of a special girl who will 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 live their life to the fullest, since she never will. She'll never make it to prom, graduate from high school, 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 Society will donate 3 cents per name to her treatment and recovery plan. One guy sent this to 500 people! So I know that we can at least send it to 5 or 6. It's not even your money, just your time!
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16 responses
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
3 Nov 07
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/medical/cancer.asp its a hoax and a child didn't write the poem
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
3 Nov 07
Concur. Ironically the last sentences gives it away.
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• United States
3 Nov 07
i didnt know that,i received it from a family member,but thank you for the information.it was still a very nice poem though.
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• United States
4 Nov 07
This is an urban legend.. so sorry but it is simply not true.. not to say the poem was not written as stated, but do a search on snopes.com for American Cancer Society and you'll find it there.. People should be aware that tracking of emails sent as described is not only virtually impossible but illegal without a search warrant.. No organization is going to or can track emails sent. They are not going to allocate monies from them. This sort of mail is getting less popular since several urban myth websites are around where you can check on them. However, they do still float around.
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• United States
21 Nov 07
There is a plethora of email hoaxes that state XXX charity will receive XXX per time that this is forwarded. There is no way to track how many times an email is forwarded.
• Canada
4 Nov 07
Hi Pattie! I have gotten this letter in an email before and it made me cry the very first time I read it. Thanks for sharing! Love & Hugzz, PurpleTeddyBear.
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4 Nov 07
I was brought up in africa and saw people die because they didnt have medical help. I understand this girl both mentaly and physicaly to the fullest. I just hope when she gets to heaven she sees what her little poem has done to the world. Its lovely and touching. May God Bless Her.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
3 Nov 07
Though its a good poem, it really is a hoax. Chain letters are not endorsed by the American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org/docroot/NWS/content/NWS_2_1x_Giving_Wisely.asp
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
3 Nov 07
This is indeed a very beautiful and meaningful poem. It teaches us not to take life for granted and to live life to its fullest everyday. We must cherish our loved ones no matter what. Thanks for sharing. I've received this email before. It was sent to be quite some time ago. I really wonder how's the girl now? May God bless her!
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• India
3 Nov 07
god bless god bless.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
3 Nov 07
My sister sent this to me I loved it. It really makes you think. I think I went through a box of tissues reading this.
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
3 Nov 07
Oh Pattie, This just makes my heart ache so very much...Precious little one she is...Children seem so much more grown up than most adults especially when they are faced with such a devastation in their little lives...They seem so very brave...Thank you for sharing this poem with us...I will pray for her everyday now because miracles do happen....
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
3 Nov 07
That is a beautiful poem and I hope it reaches thousands perhaps she can have a high school prom just early so she can dance you can be anything you want in your imagination,so why not fix up a special place with some close friends and make her a prom and you know she just might live longer you never know GOD works miracles all the time she is a brave little girl and deserves to have at least one wish come true for her.I send her my prayers and hugs and kisses to help her get well and my heart goes out to the family of such a precious little girl in her time oif need.Have a great day.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
20 Nov 07
That is a lovely poem. I do hope this girl gets the treatment she needs, and I can understand how she feels. If you find that you do not have much time, you want everyone else to not waste a moment of their's. She cannot take it easy and take in things, because for her it is all the rush. But other people can. So to me, she's saying that she wished she had more time to see things more clearly, but she does not.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
4 Nov 07
this is a nice poem. yes i will send this to everybody i know. let this be an inspiration to everybody to take life slow and think and take a good look around.
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• United States
4 Nov 07
I have read that once before. I love it! It gives me chills and puts a tear in my eye. Its sad to know she will never go to prom or get married or have children. Why do the good people have to die?
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• United States
4 Nov 07
Beautiful poem, and my heart goes out the girl with Cancer and her family.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
22 Nov 07
This poem was extraordinary. I loved it because it speaks to eveyone, not just a certain group. It is a warning we all need to heed. Time is not forever.
• United States
21 Nov 07
This is a hoax. www.snopes.com then type in slow dance poem. I can't copy and paste yet, but it says that this poem was written by David Weatherford, a child psychologist. You can look him up online and find the original poem on his site. I've read it before as part of an assignment in psychology in college. Sorry to tell you that this is fake.