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The Dance
by Laurel D Rund

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Poem from the book Emerging Voices
by Laurel D. Rund

The Dance

 Sometimes someone dances into your life

and twirls your heart around.

Each step you take together lights up your world.

The rhythm is captivating, the music inspiring.

Your senses are heightened as you each lead and follow.

Everything looks brighter, tastes better, and

optimism is in the air!


And, then, the music changes…


it is harsh, difficult to follow.

No matter how hard you try, you lose the beat.

Once again, your senses are heightened ~

not to the dance, but to the missteps.

There is a push-pull which

throws you off track, off balance.

Your instincts are whispering … something is wrong.

Nevertheless, you keep trying to get 

back into step, on with the dance …

listening and waiting for that tantalizing rhythm

which made your heart race.


As the music fades into the distance,


your hands reluctantly let go.

In that moment, your spirit is dimmed

and each dancer is left with their own story.


 Once more you begin to search, seeking a special someone


who will unexpectedly dance into your life.

Hoping that you will find a partner who is

moved by the music of your soul and

will twirl your heart around !

Laurel D. Rund


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Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting.  

Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”  Rumi

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Reviewed by The Poetess 1/13/2011
A very nice
Dance of life
Reviewed by Regis Schilken 1/13/2011
Fortunately Laurel, I found my dancer over 44 years ago and we still dance together--but sit down after either a slow or fast one.

Reviewed by Barbara Henry 1/12/2011
Powerful,description of harmony and the lack of it in our lives, in relationships and it is written so beautifully.
Continued success~
Barbara J Henry

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