Tom Simpson (space_navigator) wrote,
Tom Simpson
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Last Wishes

From: Tomsimpson@aol.com
Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 01:08:20 EDT
Subject: Fwd: [Fwd: FW: Last wishes]

From: Tom Simpson to his friends
Forwarded Message:

>[Beth Downing] Pass this on, please.

>Subject: Last Wishes
>
>Words to learn from and live by...This is a remarkable writing for someone
>so young...however, her situation brings great insight that we can all learn
>from. Very moving. This poem 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 by also
>reading 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 you 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.
>
>PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO HELP THIS LITTLE GIRL ALL FORWARDED E-MAILS ARE
>TRACKED TO OBTAIN THE TOTAL COUNT.
>
>Dear All:
>PLEASE pass this mail on to everybody you know. It is the request of a
>special little girl who will soon leave this world as she has cancer.
>
>Thank you for your effort, this isn't a chain letter, but a choice for all
>of us to save a little girl that's dying of a serious and fatal form of
>cancer.
>
>Please send this to everyone you know... or don't know. This little 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.
>
>PLEASE PASS ON AS A LAST REQUEST"
>
>Dr. Dennis Shields, Professor
>Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology
>Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
>1300 Morris Park Avenue
>Bronx, New York 10461
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