Saturday, 1 April 2017

Dance On

Take your place
in the circle
little one.
For you my son,
the dance
is just begun.
May you be one
who stands not
by the wall
but takes your place
head high
and standing tall.
You'll weave and dip
as life lands
its many blows
of good and bad.
No one really knows
how long the dance
will last.
I will take
my place
by the door.
For me the dance
is nearly o'er.
Be strong my son.
Dance on.


  1. I love this poem, did you write it? It is very universal about courage, aging and parenting. I have had a few poems published but haven't shared them on my blog. Maybe I will.

    1. Yes, I did write it. I always identify if I post a poem by someone else. If you like writing poetry why not join in with Poetry Monday?

  2. This surely strikes a chord with me, Delores. I think about the cycle of life quite a lot after my father's struggles and death. And I see myself slowing down, and the new family members being born. You've captured that nicely.

  3. Lyrical and beautiful.
    "Beauty is truth, truth beauty,"--that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." I suspect you and Keats would have had a lot to talk about.

  4. Provoking and emotive...quite beautiful...thank you.

  5. Lovely poem, it tells the story about life's cycle very well.

    All the best Jan


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