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Spirit of the Dance

Updated on May 1, 2012

Reflections of my soul

As I twist, spin, and gracefully glide across the dance floor

I feel my heart and body soar

Yielding an unquenchable hunger and thirst for things unknown

Feel the spirit of the dance

With each beat I free my mind from earthly sorrows

And choose a path with the least resistance

savoring the intense joy and pain of the moment

So dance as if there is no tomorrow

Rise above the earthly woes that leaves a grievous,restless soul

For when I reflect on years gone by

I hope to say I gave it a fighting try

All in the hope of feeling love and completeness

I turn my head to ten o'clock

and truly sense the music with each beat

Understanding that when the dance stops

that I remain unyielding

Selling out or giving up was not an option

For when the dance closes

and my world stops spinning

I realize that I'm not alone

Dance is a reflection of my inner self

Each breath I draw helps me deeply appreciate

the precious, short lived dance of life.


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      6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thanks for reading. I hope your daughter found another passion to replace dance. I took 1st in the amateur bronze division while competing at the Las Vegas Showdown, at the Hilton two years back. Since this was my first competition I thought that I couldn't do any better then that and now dance purely for fun.

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      Poetic Fool 

      6 years ago

      My daughter was a life-long dancer until an injury put an end to it. I always loved listening to her try to describe the pure joy she felt when performing. Something I could never do. Reading your words was a similar experience and what better way to express one art but through another, poetry. Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece!

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      6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Melchi, Thanks for reading my poetry. I would say that dance, nature and poetry are passions of mine. I look forward to reading some of your writing.

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      Melanie Chisnall 

      6 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      A lover of both dance and poetry - this is beautiful! :)


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