Lessons of a Young Man

Once a long time ago.....I took dance lessons
with a mean spirited shorter girl

And there on the dance floor I remember
one small gift ...one twirl

An exchange of partners as the teacher
explained the need

And mine a taller brunette of my own height
and the planting of a seed

The lesson ....just that there is a great
advantage to looking a woman in the eye

One dance .....one memory.....one song
and years to wonder why

And too...... my hand on perfect awaiting waist
and the other joined with hers in time

Ahh,,,,I'll not ever forget the smile and the dance ......the song
and the touch that lingers in my mind

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Maggie-May 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

Beautiful!!!


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

I wish I could've voted it both awesome and beautiful!!


marellen 5 years ago

How sweet and love the memory....


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hi Maggie May , I hope you are well! Good to see you.....:-]


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Paradise , thank you , ahhh memories of possibilities!:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Marellen , thank you dear , yes some things I will remember forever!....:-}


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

This is a lovely, gentle and romantic read. Such a great poem with great wording and flow. I sigh deeply and smile softly then reality checked me. I am SHORT! Oh well. I can slowly waltz with the tall girls any day. Thanks for your lovely poem.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Oh hyphenbird , No short is not a problem at all, she was just an alternative for a bossy , controlling ,mean spirited woman whom I had married for all the wrong reasons......I would rather have danced with Fred Astair than my ex......:-}


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

hehe. I understand. Some women would complain even while dancing. Not me, I love to relax and enjoy.


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

What a beautiful poem and such a romantic dance.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird , I wonder whaat kind of world it would be if we knew then what we know now , a slow waltz seems all I'm capable of anymore....rarely. But the thought is there. LOL. For me though , to have danced with my daughter is the best dance I have ever had ! Be well my dear!:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird , Perhaps a hub about the unspoken words and thoughts of two people dancing?


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Aha, To dance the night away, is joy i must say. To be held in his arms again, lordy that's a win win. Sweet poetry.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi ahorseback, what a beautiful romantic memory!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

horseback, perhaps. It would be a lovely romantic story.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Always , Thank you girl: ahh the memory!.....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Movie Master , Thanks so much , was it .....YOU?...:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird, Ummmm! Go for it . Ha ha...:-}


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

Mmmmm, very sensual indeed. Kinda naughty but pure at the same time!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Cardisa , In spite of the naughtyness of man , at least this man , there was a gullible innosense wanderinng about in my checkered past...But sensual Always..:-} My intentions were good!...:-} And yours.....?


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Francesca27 5 years ago from Hub Page

Could it have been you who danced with me in dancing school? Could I have been that brunette? I am amazed at how our lives are so similar.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Francesca , Oh thats a nice thought and yes there is such a connection in souls here ....are 5'-10 " and dance very well?.....LOL :-}

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