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A Poem About Love and Growing Old: How We Danced

Updated on January 19, 2014
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Jo has been an ITU nurse at the London North West NHS Trust for 14 years. She obtained her RN at University College London Hospital.

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Was it only yesterday
We held tight and danced in the falling rain
I wish we could dance again today

Stealing kisses making hay
Daisies and buttercups into lover's chain
Was it only yesterday

young and shy just on our way
Our selfish passion almost drove us insane
I wish we could dance again today

your lustrous hair, now turning grey
The music stopped we'll never go there again
Was it only yesterday

Now and then I see you sway
A wistful smile crosses your face, echos of joy shadow of pain
I wish we could dance again today


As the sun begins to set, there's always a price to pay

But we danced our dance, look how much we've gained

Was it only yesterday

I wish we could dance again today

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Girishpuri, you are so kind, a million thanks for the awesome.

      My best to you.

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      awesome poetry and beautiful memories, thanks tobusiness, great hub, voted up.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Max, how you doing? I hope all is well with you. Yes I have been feeling a bit nostalgic lately, but it's time to snap out of it. Thank you for the visit and lovely comment.

      All my best.

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      BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Ah, the treasured memories, so nostalgic and warmly romantic! What a beautiful flow, Jo! Amazing job!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Blossom, Welcome from Down under and thank you so much for the lovely comment. You are right of course, as we get older, if we should look back now and then it's because of those good memories. My best wishes to you.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A lovely, heart-felt poem. Happy memories are so important and you have written about them so well. There are blessings in being older as we have so many beautiful moments to share. Bless you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Kashmir, many thanks for the lovely comment.

      Best wishes to you.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      A very beautiful and well written poem that flowed just like dancing !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Vincent, thank you so very much for this tremendous compliment, I find it so heart warming when my poems manages to touch someone. I appreciate your support and your generosity. As for Beyonce; yes, the lady is on fire, glad you enjoyed it.

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      Heart rendering poetry at its finest. Your words moved with your choice of music and pictures, I felt each word. We all rest on memories and I thank many for having loved me, for without it I know I could not have gone on. BTW Beyonce could dance for me anytime:-) very HOT indeed.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Lesley, thank you very much for the visit and comment, always good to see you and much appreciated.

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Fabulous poetry complimented by your perfect choice of pictures and music, truly lovely thank you and voted up

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Integrity, thank you for the enthusiastic comment, very much appreciated.

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      That is useful,awesome,beautiful,and interesting. I voted way up.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Thank you Faith, for stopping by and for the insightful comment.

      Best wishes to you.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, time is fleeting and we should cherish every moment we have and love others deeply and this day, as tomorrow may never come. Lovely piece. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Wetnose, sometime the dance is just a metaphor for life, so you can dance with the best of them. Thank you so much for stopping by. My best to you.

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      what a lovely poem. I'm not a dancer, but I like to see people dancing.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      josh, so glad you liked it, many thanks.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Billy, I just checked out Garth Brooks on you tube, beautiful song, many thanks for the comparison

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Jo,

      Beautiful poetry here for sure! Thanks for sharing Jo!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Billy, nice to see you, I'm not familiar with Garth Brooks work, I know he is big in country and western music and I think he was married to Julia Roberts, that's as much as I know. Anyway, I'll check it out.

      Thank you for the nice comment.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Reminded me of "The Dance" by Garth Brooks. Simply lovely!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Valleypoet, thank you for the visit and lovely comment, much appreciated.

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      A lovely poem, full of romance and nostalgia. Thanks for sharing

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Ryem, so lovely to see you, thank you for stopping by.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      justgrace, thank you so much for the visit and comment, and a special thank you for loving this.

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      Ryem 4 years ago from Maryland

      This is a beautiful poem such sweet memories.

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      justgrace1776 4 years ago

      Oh my gosh, I really love this. Thanks for sharing!

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