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#263157 - 11/22/08 01:19 PM the dance
kellticwarrior Offline
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Registered: 03/10/08
Posts: 97
Loc: vancouver,b.c.,canada
i wish when i was young that
someone would have taken the time
to show me how to dance.

i would sit in my chair and watch
as happy couples would take the floor
and move to the soft music

i waited patiently for somebody to look
my way and take my hand, but no one came.

one day i was asked, i did alright for a while
but not knowing how, i stumbled and fell,
i looked like a fool.

i kept practicing, thnking that if i could find the right steps or the right music, i could succeed.

then, from out of nowhere, someone came my way,
she wasn't worried that i couldn't do it perfectly,
she only wanted someone to dance with for a while.

once again, not understanding all the nuances of the dance,
i failed terribly.i slipped and fell, hurting my partner.

she moved on to find another,
hoping they were more able than i.

after a time i suddenly found my legs,
the music made sense, the steps came naturally to me.
i felt alive and confident and hoped that she would see the
change in me.

i went to the ball, to show her i could move the
way she needed.
unimpressed, she let me know that i had my chance,
and she was not sure i could keep on this way for long

i may slip and fall along the way, but now i know i can do it.

i do not want another partner, she is the one i want in my arms
the rest of my days.............

...............when i was young i wish that
someone would have taken the time
to show me how to dance.

Love heals everything

#263160 - 11/22/08 01:32 PM Re: the dance [Re: kellticwarrior]
Sans Logos Offline

Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 5793
Loc: in my own world in pittsburgh,...
i pray she soon comes to her senses and realizes that the grass is always greener on the keltic side of the meadow.


Ron Schulz, MSPC, NCC
  1. the past
  2. advocacy

#263259 - 11/22/08 07:56 PM Re: the dance [Re: Sans Logos]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

Another really vivid use of images and ideas. There's a wonderful book about relationships in which the same image shows up a lot - the idea of two people dancing and getting used to each other as their rhythm changes.

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)


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