My correspondent didn't know the copyright holder etc but my friend Richard has pointed out that the account I originally gave when I posted this entry (about a girl on her death bed) was from hoax chain letter, and that t
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’d better slow down.
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last.
You get the idea. It's a nice, not a great poem. The rest is in a similar vein. Enjoy life; don't consume it.