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Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round,
Or listened to the rain
Lapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's
    erratic flight,
Or gazed at the sun into
    the fading night?

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 bed
With a hundred chores
Running through your head?

Ever told your children:
"We'll do it tomorrow."
And in your haste,
Not seen their sorrow?

Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die,
Because you never had time
To call and say: "Hi"?

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.

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