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Freed Within the Dance

Poetry By: Graeme Montrose

A poem

Submitted:Apr 20, 2011    Reads: 361    Comments: 35    Likes: 27   

Freed Within the Dance
Crying sometimes cleanses the soul
At least I've found it so
To win or lose, it's all the same
Yet deep inside its not
For years I studied hard and long
The best of schools did go
Dancing was my life, my all
Without I was naught
My body aches, it breathes, it sings
Dance throbs, my pulse, my heart
For it, I sacrificed all else
My soul was in the dance
And then it came that awful day
I danced for Julliard
If only I could impress them
Then open doors I'd find
Alas, when in the midst of all
I slipped and fell of stage,
My ankle twisted, dreams now gone
My life it seems was o'er
I left the room and went outside
I cried, and cried, and cried
But still the thrill to dance did creep
Within my a shattered soul
I saw myself in Naples streets
Where once my mother danced
A ballerina unsurpassed
An angel come to earth
Sitting on the old stone steps
I felt the thrill begin
My soul did hear music sublime
I rose to fight once more
I started there to exercise
Strength did fill my limbs
Another day, another dance
My life was far from o'er
Within the caverns of my thoughts
Oblivious to all
I did not hear the footsteps come
Until his hand I felt
My teary eyes looked into his
He smiled and took my hand
We judged you not on falling down
But on the dance we saw
A talent have you deep within
We feel that you'll thrive
Within the walls of Julliard
We feel you're born for this
You are accepted! All agree
So come return with me
The dance is deep within your soul
That we all did see
Mistakes will come and not a few
But you will overcome
And to these words my soul did leap
Freed within the dance


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