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By: Wayne Brown
(Writer’s Note: Teaches12345 recently wrote a piece, “Reaching Out To The Homeless In Your Community” which inspired me to write this verse. For all of us, there is someone in life who “brings us to the dance” that we need to remember as we reach out to others. ~WB)
Could this life be any better; so full and so very rich?
You’ve risen to the pinnacle; found your little niche’
But don’t ignore who held the door for your chance
Don’t forget the one who brought you to the dance
Days have their pleasures; the finer things of life
No more cutting corners; no slicing of that knife
You have turned the corner and made your stance
Now don’t forget the one who brought you to the dance
Luck finds some of us; others think of it as sheer fate
Coming to some early in life yet to others arriving late
Oh those visions which leaves us in such a life trance
Makes it easy to forget those who brought you to the dance
Maybe it was just your genius; the little people surely know
How your world spiraled upward as your success began to flow
Things came together, money, fame, success, and romance
But where are the ones who brought you to this dance?
Doors open and close in life; our timing is of the essence
One cannot achieve success if chance misses their presence
But when the lot is counted on the back of happenstance
Did you stop to thank the ones who brought you to the dance?
Things can disappear before your eyes; go right up in smoke
What once was your pride is now just a simple joke
And if you find yourself there by your rolls of chance,
On your way out, wave to those who brought you to the dance.
©Copyright WBrown2013. All Rights Reserved.
25 February 2013.