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Dance of the Young
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A rewrite of an earlier poem

Dance of the Young


Looking back when laughter came easy

And worries were pages to turn

Childhood magic guided my footsteps

Each day was a memory learned.

Now my thoughts are caught in a whirlwind

And my dreams are songs unsung,

I wonder if Iíll ever come up again

To dance the dance of the young.

A sapphire sky, a whispering passion

A daisy-fresh garland encircling my heart.

I thought you and I

Were meshed in a fabric

That could never be torn apart.

But now my sky is muddled with sadness

 with gray clouds setting high

And I wonder if Iíll ever rise up again

To dance my dreams gone by.


Lessons of old are stitched in my heart

Colorful threads intertwined.

Time will soon recreate patterns

A quiltís recycling of old to new.

Lively steps tapping out a long-lost rhythm

Reclaiming my dance

Of my memories of you.

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Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 2/5/2006
Very well written!
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 10/23/2004
Melancholy and wise...nostalgia and and a touch of hope...that 'you' brings forth sorrow.

Well expressed loss of innocence, Laurie

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/27/2004
Imagery and sentiments complement each other to achieve your desired effects. Love and peace to you, Laurie. Regis
Reviewed by Christine Morell 2/13/2004
This touched me.. Very beautifully written from the heart.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 2/12/2004
Lovely Laurie and touching. Do your dance regardless, this gives us an option even as things pass on. Keep your joy. cheers G
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/11/2004
This is lovely. a trace of sadness overcome with hope.Very good message in this poem!

Marie's Story by Nora Ryan

Set amidst the sweeping landscape of rural Haiti, Marieís Story chronicles the life and adventures of Marie and her brother Gustaf. Orphaned after their mother dies from a mysteri..  
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