Dameツ (theslithytove) wrote in thequestionclub,
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poems anybody?

i'm writing a book about being a teen w/ chronic pain. i know that there are sites out there for chronic pain, and i'm posting this there too, i'm just trying to reach as many people as i can.
do any of you have any poems or SHORT stories dealing with pain? i'd really appreciate any. i'll give your name (first/last/whatever) if you want or you can remain annonymous. i really don't care. one poem i have is
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. Weatherford (1991)
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