Dance While We Can (poem)

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What will we say of a life like a song

It kisses the breeze to welcome its day

In tones to tempt flowers as it sweeps along

We’ll dance while we can an echo might say

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It twinkles through hearts of birds in the trees

Who teach it to clouds which chance to pass by

Which write across skies such moments as these

To dance while we can comes heaven’s reply

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The silence of night may add clarity

To tones of the past that then seem so near

And timelessness claims a sweet melody

So dance while we can while song is still here

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What will we say of song from life’s stream

That dance that we had was only a dream

The Last Waltz

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

ahhhhh- dream or not - dance while you can!

voting up my friend.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

so beautiful... I love it.. great poetry..

voted up

Debbie


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

Festive delightful poem and I love the music video.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

great poetry...loved it :)


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shara63 4 years ago from Delhi

Lovely poem Mhatter99..... and its true-

Life is a song to be sung in tune,

with low, high notes of woes & fortune,

step of efforts rhythms with the song

and the life thus dance to move on & on !


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myownlife 4 years ago from london

Awesome, I enjoyed a lot.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. And the band played on....


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christin53 4 years ago from UK

Loved the poem and the video too :)


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

I go with shinningirish, dream or not, lets dance while we can, life is too short to stand and watch. lovely poem


oceansider 4 years ago

Wonderful poetry.....thank you. Yes, to dance while you can or stand and look at the ocean while you can, to be with family & friends we love while we can, and above all else, to do the things that God has orchestrated for us to do, to be in His perfect Will. God's blessings to you, mhatter!...Helen


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I like the way you think!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

There's nothing i enjoy more than dancing. Dance while you can. I love that..

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