Let’s Dance!


I saw the others in the room

dancing to a tune I could not hear.

I stood aside,

I watched and sighed.



They seemed to share a joy

I didn’t know.

They seemed to know a love

I didn’t feel.

I waited in lonely silence.

Then, I could wait no more.

With awkward steps

I left my hiding place

And followed.

At first my steps

Were slow and few

But then it happened!

I began to hear the music, too!

The more I danced,

The less I considered my shaky feet

For I had found something else.

I discovered joy!

By Martha L Shaw – © 6-25-2014

4 Responses to Let’s Dance!

  1. elevenwinds11 says:

    And to this extent my emotions over filled yours
    I once knew the feeling, and now with this poem
    you resurrected my souls
    About dancing, about glee and fun
    the music in you I pray may never leave you behind
    hold on to it, that will build some parts of your life
    So dance! Be free, be exuberantly incandescently happy
    for a time this being shall only last a few
    take it and never shall you ever forget.

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  2. I loved this poem, Martha! It’s all about joining in the dance whether we have two left feet or not. 🙂 Blessings!

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