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Dancing Through The Night (poem)

Updated on February 26, 2016

We were the couple dancing through the night

We were the dreams which others hid from sight

We were the challenge which set hearts to flight

We were the glimpse of others hidden light


What years of shadows long had hid away

What fears and doubt would not permit to stray

What tears and silence slowly caused decay

What smears away their will no one would say


Yet there they were these urchins of their night

To unknown reasons locked and could not stray

And all around where signs of death’s decay

As they all huddled near the last of light


Then we appeared to take them far away

Disgruntled judges greet us at each sight

They hoped to hasten our uncalled-for flight

But when things changed what then was left to say


They were reborn as children with our light

They were now free to set their dreams in flight

They were aware we vanished from their sight

They were the couples dancing through the night


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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Oh, there was no better pair than Fred and Ginger! Love this poem, Martin!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh wow Martin.. I love this and I can relate.. I was a dancer and a good one in the 70's.. I worked at Fred Astaire Dance studios and I loved it.. I was very good if I do say so myself..

      thank you for a wonderful poem.. it touched my heart



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      Janhorner 4 years ago

      Loved this and the video (brought up with this music until the 60's scene), voted up,


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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      The innocence of children is always a wondrous thing.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, I agree with breakfastpop, some sadness, but should not give up.

      Voted up +++ sharing

      Can't beat Fred and Ginger!

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      I see sadness in this poem. I do believe the couple could have kept on dancing if they tried harder. Up and awesome!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Magnificent and magical!

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Fantastic! Enjoyed the video, too.

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      Dr Cil 4 years ago

      Beautiful Poem, and what graceful dancers. Voted thumbs up!