Dance Upon A Time

Dance upon a time, like no one is watching

And if they are, it’s quickly forgotten

Those watchers waiting on folded chairs

Knees a bouncing without a care

Waiting there, but who knows why

Single girls and lonely guys

This lesson paves a way to start

Just move to the music in your heart

Take a mental snapshot, hold in mind

An amazing moment etched in time

When everything was groovy, all primetime

When the rhythm finally gets you

You’ll know it’s true, but not sure what to do

Whether in the rain or upon someone’s grave

Dancing with the Devil or Dirty Dancing

Just remember that as old sayings go

Dance with the one who brought you

Will never leave you without a ride home

And if you get the chance to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance, for the sake of nothing more

Wrap your mind around the movement

And your tapping toes will take control

The magic of the music connects with your soul

Waltz, salsa, shuffle, or even rigadoon

Feel the rhythms as you float around the room

Tarantella, twist, ziganka, kazachoc, canary

Bossa-nova, can-can, cha-cha, and merengue

It all depends on your level on energy

Couples, triads, and combination squares

Discovery of what makes you float on air

Pavane, polacca, gavotte, the buck and wing

A cakewalk, bolero, estampie, two stepping

Slow your step for the allemande or flamenco

Light your passion with habanera or tordion

Step lively now, before the feeling goes

Move to the dancefloor, strike your pose

Scan the room for the perfect partner

Not the charmer, but the self-starter

With an open mind and filled with energy

Busting moves nearly effortlessly

Becoming two who move like one

Filled with life, filled with fun

Take a chance, leave the chair

Let your body take you away





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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

4 thoughts on “Dance Upon A Time

  • April 3, 2017 at 5:26 PM

    Oh! The memories you brought out are wonderful. I was quite a good dancer in my day and I miss it – no way I could make those moves now. LOL Great poem, Ralph. It’s lively and groovy! I love it.

  • April 6, 2017 at 8:45 AM

    A wonderful poem, dancing sets the mind and spirit free. If you find the perfect partner then the experience becomes great fun.


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