Shawn L. Bird

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poem- dancing July 13, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:23 am
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She wouldn’t dance.

But still

he spun her in circles

twisted her arms

flipped her over

spun her again

’til she was dizzy.

And yet

she wouldn’t dance.


18 Responses to “poem- dancing”

  1. Amara Aziz Says:

    Beautifully written! 🙂

  2. redgladiola Says:

    Like the old adage about leading a horse to water… =)

  3. Shawn,

    Wow, incredible imagery. Powerful story, the pull so intense. It made me smile I don’t know exactly why, and yet I feel sad at the same time. Great, so many emotions captured. Thank you!

    Take care,

  4. I can see it from his side and empathize. He wouldn’t dance for me. Frustrating and sad. Beautiful!

  5. howardat58 Says:

    In the study of mechanics one of the bits of theory is summed up by the expression “Every couple has its moment”. So not true for humans!

  6. words4jp Says:

    This piece brings to mind the dancing scene in Singing in the Rain with Donald O’Connor dancing with a mop. 🙂 I have to say – that scene is priceless and the way he danced with her – oops I mean it – I started to believe the it was a her!!

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