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'Go slow,' said wise old Mrs Sloth.

    'Don't speed through life,' she said.

'Go slowly,' whispered Mr Sloth -

       'And spend more time in bed.'

 

'Go slowly midst the world's mad rush;

   Don't hurry with the crowd -

And keep away from those who run,

    And creatures that are loud.'

 

'Go slow,' warned both the two old sloths,

    For 'slow' is more refined:

And those who live the slowest lives,

    Live longer, so we find.'

 

But Sydney Sloth, their teenage son,

    Did not heed their advice

And, speeding on a motorway,

    Was killed, which wasn’t nice.

 

On Sydney's grave you'll find a stone,

    Put there by those who know:

'Our Sydney would be with us still,

    If only he'd gone slow.'

 

                                    Mum and Dad Sloth

 

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