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The Dance: A Poem About Human Interaction

Updated on December 6, 2014
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The Dance


She walks in,

beauty surrounds her,

love abides within.

While the music blares,

she looks around the room.


He sits alone over in the corner,

darkness hovering around him,

hatred covering his heart.


Hush…the music quiets…


He walks over to her,

“May I have this dance?”

All eyes are on them as they dance,

two walks of life meeting in a common ground,

gracefully moving to the rhythm of their spirits.


The music ends; they let go,

in a rush to leave on the outside,

falling deep in love on the inside.


Yearning to say another word;

yet afraid to speak for fear of rejection.

They part ways, looking back for only a moment.


He walks out,

beauty surrounds him,

love abides within.




The Background for the Poem


I wrote this poem in 1999 to share my belief of the way people we meet influence our lives. Sometimes we walk into a room unknowingly about to find the love of our life, a person we will become great friends with, or someone who will help change our lives for the best. Other times, we are that person to someone else. Take time today to think of those individuals who you have "danced" with and think of the influence they had on your steps after that moment. Whether it was an intimate moment of deep conversation, a shared laugh over coffee, or a glance across a bookstore, there are people everyday who help us become better and take away those "dark" places and the hatred that sometimes sneaks into our lives.

Who do you have to reach out to today and say "Thank you for being you"?

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      Shell Vera 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thank you, DDE! This is one of my favorites!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A lovely way of expressing ones feelings. Thanks for sharing this poem.

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      Shell Vera 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thank you for stopping by! I am happy you enjoyed it.

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      Shell Vera 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Jackie, Thank you!

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I love music and dance and I can see romance many times blooming from dance. Very beautiful.

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      Shell Vera 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thank you Minnetonka! ;)

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      Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

      I have goosebumps for the poem and the explanation of it. Thanks for the inspiring hub. I hit many buttons.

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      Shell Vera 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thank you for the comments.

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      mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Very beautiful message. We never know how we are going to affect someone. (Hopefully always for the better.)

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      cleaner3 4 years ago

      very nice write . love the small story line.

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      Shell Vera 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thank you both! I love chance encounters and still enjoy this as one of my favorite poems that I wrote. My other favorite is The Final Nightmare, about a homeless man revealing his inner being to an audience and the realization it can happen to any of us. I published that one on here back when I first started. Thank you for reading.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lovely poem and wonderful message....the chance encounters sometimes are the most meaningful.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      This is very beautiful. Good message. In His Love, Faith Reaper